January 21, 2014 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) Webinar
SUBJECT 2: National Nutrition Month 2014
SUBJECT 3: Microcuvettes and Analyzers - Response Requested
JOB OPPORTUNITY: WIC PRN Dietitian - Truman Medical Centers
JOB OPPORTUNITY: WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Truman Medical Centers


  1. Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) Webinar: The State WIC office was just notified that USDA has scheduled a VENA in WIC webinar. This webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29th, 1:00 - 2:00 Central Time. Webinar access information will be provided when we receive this information from USDA.

  2. National Nutrition Month 2014: Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right is the theme for National Nutrition Month® 2014. Go to http://www.eatright.org/nnm/ for ideas galore for celebrating this event in your agency during the month of March. Activity handouts for adults and kids, nutrition tip sheets, and recipes are featured on the Handouts and Tipsheets page. New tip sheets available this year are:

    • Eat Right with MyPlate
    • 14 Health Tips for 2014

    Reproduction of the tip sheets is permitted for educational purposes.
    It is not necessary to complete a WIC Media/Pamphlet Review Criteria Form for National Nutrition Month materials provided as handouts to participants.

  3. Microcuvettes and Analyzers - Response Requested: It is time to order microcuvettes by completing the survey. Please follow the instructions below to assure your agency receives your supply of microcuvettes and/or analyzer.

      1. Microcuvette Survey: Please complete and return the attached survey via e-mail to WICOperations@health.mo.gov by Tuesday, February 4, 2014. This will assure no interruption in the supply of microcuvettes.
      2. Microcuvette Order: The information from the survey will be used to identify the current supply on hand at each agency and to estimate the needs of each agency for the next six months. The microcuvette order will be shipped directly to your agency.
      3. Analyzers: Analyzers are also available to agencies by completing the request and justification. Tell us why you need the analyzer: replace current analyzer; expand services in another room/satellite site; more efficient work flow; other: explain.

    Local WIC Provider Confirmation: When you receive the order please do the
    following:

      1. Verify the number of microcuvettes received with the number listed on the packing slip.
      2. If the number of microcuvettes in the package is the same as the packing slip, sign and date the packing slip.
      3. Fax the packing slip to the State WIC Office within one (1) week of receiving the shipment. The fax number is (573) 526-1470. Confirmation on the packing slip is required in order for the State WIC Office to pay for the microcuvettes.
      4. If the number of microcuvettes received is different from the packing slip, please call Lori Baysinger at 800-392-8209. Thank you for your cooperation. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

  4. WIC Positions

    JOB OPPORTUNITY:WIC PRN Dietitian - Truman Medical Centers: If you share our passion for healthcare excellence, take your place among the best at Truman Medical Centers, the largest and most comprehensive safety net healthcare provider in Kansas City. Named one of the nation's top academic medical centers, we’re a primary teaching two-hospital system for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Health Sciences. As a comprehensive, multi-faceted, not-for-profit health care system, TMC serves all patient demographics, regardless of the ethnic or socioeconomic backgrounds.
    The WIC Dietitian evaluates participant’s nutritional and medical information to determine Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program eligibility. Develops individual care plans for participants qualifying for the WIC program and provides participant centered education. Work is performed under the general supervision of the WIC Director.

    JOB OPPORTUNITY:WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Truman Medical Centers: If you share our passion for healthcare excellence, take your place among the best at Truman Medical Centers, the largest and most comprehensive safety net healthcare provider in Kansas City. Named one of the nation's top academic medical centers, we’re a primary teaching two-hospital system for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Health Sciences. As a comprehensive, multi-faceted, not-for-profit health care system, TMC serves all patient demographics, regardless of the ethnic or socioeconomic backgrounds.
    This position provides peer support to prenatal and breastfeeding woman in the WIC clinic. Breastfeeding promotion and information is provided through individual and group support services as well as with telephone contacts. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the WIC Clinic Supervisor and Breastfeeding Coordinator.

    To learn more, visit www.trumed.org selecting the Careers tab to Apply Online by searching for “WIC” jobs. If you have any questions please call or email Brenda Brewer at 816-404-9743 Brenda.Brewer@tmcmed.org.

Attachments:
Microcuvette Survey February 2014