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WIC Coordinators Meeting 10/27/05 Revised 11/8/05. Alethia Carr Director. Agenda . Where’s MIHP? System Upgrade Caseload Issues Funding News Infrastructure Grants. Mission of WIC.

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agenda
Agenda
  • Where’s MIHP?
  • System Upgrade
  • Caseload Issues
  • Funding News
  • Infrastructure Grants

MDCH WIC DIVISION

mission of wic
Mission of WIC

Mission——To improve health outcomes and quality of life for eligible women, infants and children by providing nutritious food, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support and referrals to health and other services. —

MDCH WIC DIVISION

vision of wic
Vision of WIC

. . . To have a major impact on improving health outcomes for participants, be recognized as a national leader, and achieve excellent satisfaction as viewed by the participants and the general public.

MDCH WIC DIVISION

where s mihp
Where’s MIHP ?
  • Policy Change Issued
  • Prelim Report from Pilots
  • WIC Should . . .
    • Visit website often

MDCH WIC DIVISION

new policy bulletin
New Policy Bulletin
  • Changes Name to MIHP
  • Gives new Screening Form
  • Revises the Assessment Form
  • New Revised Care Plan
  • Supports Integrated Efforts
  • Future Plans
  • Tell Us Your Concerns

MDCH WIC DIVISION

system upgrade project
System Upgrade Project
  • Thank you for your input
  • Your work has just begun
  • Expert will report details
  • Planning is key to survival
  • What bothers you about SUP?

MDCH WIC DIVISION

caseload issues
Caseload Issues
  • Mi Participation Up 2K
  • Reasonable Caseloads
  • Waiting List Requirements
  • Consider Community Partners

MDCH WIC DIVISION

funding news
Funding News
  • Continuing Resolution
  • Maintenance Proposed
  • Food Funds may be short
  • Caution continues

MDCH WIC DIVISION

infrastructure grants
Infrastructure Grants
  • Guidance sent
  • Key points to Remember
    • Due 11/23
    • Address a priority
    • Explain budget
    • Give details

MDCH WIC DIVISION

summary
Summary
  • Expect many changes
  • Planning reduces surprises
  • Thanks for your GREAT WORK

MDCH WIC DIVISION

wic vision
WIC Vision

. . . To have a major impact on improving health outcomes for participants, be recognized as a national leader, and achieve excellent satisfaction as viewed by the participants and the general public.

MDCH WIC DIVISION

vendor management operations

Vendor Management & Operations

Rosendo C. Reyes

Dates and responses for M-TRACX

availability

Coupon Echo Number problems

dates responses for m tracx availability
Dates & Responses for M-TRACX Availability

State Holidays, M-TRACX NOT Planned to be Available:

  • November 11, 24, 25, 2005
  • December 23, 26, 30 2005
  • January 2, 16, 2006
  • February 20, 2006
  • May 26, 2006
  • July 4, 2006
  • September 4, 2006

Reference: WCL #2005-22

Note: Underlined dates were requested for Online availability.

MDCH WIC DIVISION

echo number errors
ECHO Number Errors
  • ALWAYS check the COMPLETE Printer Coupon Number against the COMPLETE computer Coupon Verify Number before pressing Transmit!
  • FAILURE TO CHECK each time IS A CITATION ON THE ACCREDITATION MANAGEMENT EVALUATION!
  • As soon as the Echo problems are discovered, FIXimmediately.
  • Contact the Participant to return for new coupons.

MDCH WIC DIVISION

echo number error impact
ECHO Number Error Impact
  • The vendor does not initially get paid.
  • WIC staff must manually review all rejected coupons to determine if valid.
  • WIC staff have to key into M-TRACX every coupon determined to be valid.
  • An additional check must be created for each vendor that redeemed one of these coupons.
  • The rolling average price of these coupons for the peer groups are not accurate.

MDCH WIC DIVISION

local agency issues
Local Agency Issues

Michelle R. Moore – Local Agency Liaison

  • Assignment Changes
  • Equipment Replacement
  • Clinic Moves
  • Anti-Virus/Software Updates

MDCH WIC DIVISION

assignment changes
Assignment Changes
  • Michelle Moore will be the liaison for all agencies.
  • If you need training, have questions regarding clinic moves, closures, etc, contact her at 517-335-8632.
  • Mary Ann Baker will be focusing on data reporting issues. Please remember, allow a minimum of 2 weeks for ad hoc reports. To request reports, contact your consultant.

WCL 2005-31

MDCH WIC DIVISION

equipment replacement
Equipment Replacement
  • Currently, computers with with Windows 98 and Windows 2000 are being replaced.
  • Some machines with WIN ME may also be replaced.
  • Agency provided machines will not be replaced by the state WIC office.
  • Prior to machines being delivered to your clinics, DIT staff will contact you.
  • If you have questions, contact Michelle.

MDCH WIC DIVISION

clinic moves
Clinic Moves
  • Clinics moving to new locations or relocating within the same building should provide a minimum of 60 days notice. (90 days is better.)
  • To open a new automated clinic, 90 days is required. This is to ensure that DIT has time to contact with the phone company for circuit connections & disconnections. It also allows them to block off time to be available to assist local IT staff if necessary.
  • Please provide at least 30 days notice for clinic closures.

MDCH WIC DIVISION

anti virus software updates
Anti-Virus/Software Updates
  • Per TIPS message #5, it is imperative that any software updates sent from Microsoft, be installed on your PCs. Users are automatically notified of available XP updates.
  • Also, it is necessary to have the most recent anti-virus software loaded on each computer.
  • Contact your local IT staff if you have any questions about your virus software.

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VENA
  • VENA is changing WIC dietary assessment from emphasison Diet assessment to Improved nutrition education with a Client-centered approach
  • Emphasis on client conversations that help increase participant sense of ownership and involvement in their WIC experience
  • Will draw on motivational negotiation
    • See FAQ attachment

MDCH WIC DIVISION

vena training in 2006
VENA Training in 2006
  • WIC Conference 2006:
  • 2010 – The Future of WIC Nutrition Assessment
    • Current WIC Assessment Protocol
    • Dietary assessment in light of the new Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) guidance.

MDCH WIC DIVISION

usda vena timeline
USDA VENA Timeline
  • Final VENA guidance (Now delayed to 12/05)
  • Fiscal Year 2005 - FNS develops VENA Staff Training Curriculum and other technical assistance
  • 2006 - WIC State agencies review existing nutrition assessment protocols and FNS conducts regional Competencies Training
  • August 15, 2007 - WIC State agencies submit VENA implementation plans to FNS Regional Offices
  • Fiscal Year 2008-2009 - WIC State agencies revise nutrition assessment policy and procedures
  • October 1, 2009 - VENA implemented

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other wic training in 2006
Other WIC Training in 2006
  • Provide 1 or 2 training opportunities in new FY to discuss 2006 change in risk codes preliminary to VENA
  • New Dietary Guidance (US Dietary Guidelines) and Diet Assessment (My Pyramid) tools related to risk code changes

MDCH WIC DIVISION

fit wic for overweight
Fit WIC for Overweight
  • Fit WIC video intended to be used with facilitated discussion
  • Posters for clinics mailed out – Set of 4 posters, about 3 sets per clinic sent to coordinator

MDCH WIC DIVISION

revisions to mi wic risk codes

Revisions to MI WIC Risk Codes

Effective October 1, 2005

Policies were sent AFTER the Effective date

Please implement ASAP, but NO LATER THAN November 1, 2005

policies affected
Policies Affected
  • 1.02 – Overview of WIC Program
  • 2.04 – Medical & Nutritional Risk
  • 6.02 – Content of Nutrition Education
  • 6.03 – Required Services for High Risk
  • 6.05 – Documentation of Nutr Services

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policy 1 02 overview of wic program
Policy 1.02 – Overview of WIC Program
  • Additional information about foods provided by WIC (“supplemental foods”) – based on USDA definition
  • Changes Michigan Department of Public Health (MDPH) to Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH)

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policy 2 04 medical nutritional risk
Policy 2.04 – Medical & Nutritional Risk
  • Michigan accreditation document changes
    • Minor changes provide clarification of written text
    • Reference added

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policy 2 04 medical nutritional risk exhibit a
Policy 2.04 – Medical & Nutritional Risk -- Exhibit A
  • Reflects changed USDA Risk Criteria
    • Criterion #103, Underweight or At Risk of Becoming Underweight (Infants and Children) and Criterion # 104, High-risk underweight
      • Round down to whole number
      • Removes VLBW note

MDCH WIC DIVISION

2 04 medical nutritional risk exhibit a
2.04 – Medical & Nutritional RiskExhibit A
  • Reflects changed USDA Risk Criteria
    • The statement “This risk code does not apply when measurements are plotted on the VLBW Growth Charts” No longer applies due to use of gestation adjusted age and was removed from
    • Code #113, High Risk Overweight
    • 114, At Risk of Overweight
    • 121, Short Stature or At Risk of Short Stature
    • 135, Inadequate Growth
    • 152, Low Head Circumference

MDCH WIC DIVISION

2 04 medical nutritional risk exhibit c
2.04 – Medical & Nutritional RiskExhibit C
  • Reflects changed USDA Risk Criteria
    • Addition of Exhibit 2.04C -- Guidelines for Growth Charts and Gestational Age Adjustment for Low Birth Weight and Very Low Birth Weight Infants
      • Attachment on calculating gestation adjusted age

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2.04 – Medical & Nutritional RiskExhibit C
  • Guidelines related to Growth Charts are under review in Michigan and a memo will be sent out sometime in November 2005

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2 04 medical nutritional risk exhibit a35
2.04 – Medical & Nutritional RiskExhibit A
  • Exhibit C is referenced in
    • Criterion #121, Short Stature or At Risk of Short Stature (Infants and Children)
    • Criterion #134, Failure to Thrive
    • Criterion #141, Low Birth Weight and Very Low Birth Weight
    • Criterion #151, Small for Gestational Age
    • Criterion #152, Low Head Circumference
    • Criterion #153, Large for Gestational Age (LGA)

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2.04 – Medical & Nutritional RiskExhibit A
  • Reflects changed USDA Risk Criteria
    • Criterion #142, , Prematurity (MTRACX change expands age range for code to 24 months)
      • References Exhibit C

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2.04 – Medical & Nutritional RiskExhibit A
  • Reflect changed USDA Risk Criteria
    • Criterion #337, History of Large for Gestational Age (LGA) Infant
      • Code now applies to breastfeeding and non-lactating women

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6 02 content of nutrition education
6.02 – Content of Nutrition Education
  • Definition of “nutrition education” from USDA
  • Policy 6.02 and Exhibit B changed wording to reflect scheduling with the RD rather than referring participant to the RD

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6 03 required services for high risk
6.03 – Required Services for High Risk
  • Documenting high risk
  • Changes reflecting nutrition care plans
  • Changes wording on scheduling vs. referring to the RD
  • Wording changes about “no show” visits
  • Change reflecting information about how a nutrition education contact can be counted

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6.03 – Required Services for High Risk
  • Exhibit 603B Provides a template for High Risk Nutrition Care Plans

MDCH WIC DIVISION

6 05 documentation of nutrition services
6.05 – Documentation of Nutrition Services
  • Exhibit 6.05B Gives internet module codes and changes module names

MDCH WIC DIVISION

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Marketing Materials distributed August, 2005

Staff flyer

Participant flyer

Participant ID/VOC Stuffer

MDCH WIC DIVISION

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www.wichealth.org

Internet Nutrition Education

WIC Coordinator Meeting October 27, 2005

MDCH WIC DIVISION

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901 Make Meals and Snacks Simple

902 Secrets for Feeding Picky Eaters

904 Create Good Eating Habits in Your Child

903 Trust Your Child to Eat Enough

905 Help your Child make Good Eating Choices

907 Happy, Healthy Active Children

906 Support For Breastfeeding Moms

908 Be Healthy as Your Baby Grows

Two New Modules are now Available !

(Temporary Module Codes)

(440)Starting To Feed Your Baby Solid Foods

(442)Your Baby’s First Cup

MDCH WIC DIVISION

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Module Codes

  • 901 – 908 are now available in MTRACX for the first 8 modules.
  • Use temporary codes for the two new modules:
  • 440 Starting to Feed Your Baby Solids
  • 442 Your Baby’s First Cup

MDCH WIC DIVISION

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Most Popular Modules??

Happy, Healthy Active Children

Make Meals and Snacks Simple

Trust Your Child to Eat Enough

Secrets for Feeding Picky Eaters

MDCH WIC DIVISION

slide49

Standard High Risk Care Plans

Coming soon....

MDCH WIC DIVISION

2006 wic acme

2006 WIC ACME

October 27, 2005

WIC Coordinator Meeting

changes for 2006 why
Changes for 2006-Why?

WIC

Program

  • Accreditation review by AQIP committee and Nursing Forum
  • WIC initiatives and policy changes
  • USDA policy changes
  • 2006 tool available for download on MPHI Accreditation website http://www.accreditation.localhealth.net/Tools.htm

MDCH WIC DIVISION

changes for 2006 what
Changes for 2006-What?
  • Format change
    • MPR (Minimum Program Requirement)
    • Indicator –defines program requirement
    • Criterion-identifies how program requirement can be met
      • Documentation required for review
      • Evaluation Questions/actions that the reviewer will use
  • Trying to improve consistency among agencies and reviewers

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changes for 2006 what56
Changes for 2006-What?
  • Handout with summary of changes to indicators and criterion
  • WIC Section name from “T” to “XII”

MDCH WIC DIVISION

quick overview of changes for 2006
Quick overview of changes for 2006
  • Increased MPR from 11 to 12
    • Includes immunization assessment requirement
  • Decreased Indicators to 33 from 37
  • Decreased Criterion from 148 to 108

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changes for 2006 when
Changes for 2006-When?
  • New format will be used for all ME’s during 2005-2006
  • Agencies will receive notice of need for ME early 2006
    • schedule with consultant
  • Accreditation agencies will refer to cycle 3 schedule and prepare for visit

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acme schedule for 2006
ACME schedule for 2006

MDCH WIC DIVISION

discussion how to prepare for acme in your agency
Discussion - How to prepare for ACME in your agency
  • Training
  • Designed to address ACME issues
    • CPA
    • Clerical
    • Lab
    • Anthropometric
    • Special Formula
    • WIC Conference
    • Breastfeeding basics
    • Facilitation

MDCH WIC DIVISION

how to prepare for acme
How to prepare for ACME…
  • Observation
    • Certification process
    • Verification
    • Education
    • USE consistent checklist
    • Give constructive feedback
  • Documentation
    • Chart review
    • Coupon copies

MDCH WIC DIVISION

wic policy changes

WIC POLICY CHANGES

April to October, 2005

WIC Coordinator Meeting

10/27/05

destruction of wic records wcl 2005 19
Destruction of WIC Records WCL # 2005-19
  • Destroy all inactive/terminated paper records dated prior to October 1, 2001
    • Unless outstanding audit or litigation
  • Destroy so they are no longer reproducible (shredding, incineration, landfill)
  • Records include: WIC participant charts, reports, logs, coupon registers
  • See Policy 8.04 for destruction of yellow coupon copies
  • See Policy 1.23 for destruction of voter registration declination forms

MDCH WIC DIVISION

similac lactose free advance wcl 2005 20
Similac Lactose Free AdvanceWCL #2005-20
  • Now available as “closet formula”
  • Order through WIC Helpline

MDCH WIC DIVISION

ebt pilot m tracx screen changes wcl 2005 21
EBT Pilot M-TRACX Screen Changes WCL#2005-21
  • Must add Authorized Person Date of Birth
    • If known-record Authorized person’s date of birth
    • If NOT known-record implausible value
      • 01-01-2001 so everyone will know it is made up

Dob

MDCH WIC DIVISION

ebt transfer process wcl 2005 23
EBT Transfer processWCL#2005-23
  • Client with WIC Bridge Card transfers from Jackson County
  • M-TRACX automatically rolls back BVT date to allow coupon issuance
  • Allows coupons to be generated using existing Coupon Start Date (prorates if needed)
  • Must issue new clinic IDVOC and educate on use of coupons

MDCH WIC DIVISION

wcl 2005 29 wic food card changes
WCL #2005-29WIC Food Card Changes
  • Foods no longer available on WIC after December 1, 2005
  • Northland Cranberry juices
  • 100% Hawaiian Brand Pineapple juices
  • Whole grain total
  • Heinz infant cereal

Food Card 2006

MDCH WIC DIVISION

lead testing update
Lead Testing Update
  • MDCH Lab is now able to test for blood lead using filter paper method
  • The filter paper method is in addition to the existing capillary and venous tests
    • Medicaid will no longer pay when filter paper screens are processed by an out of state lab
  • WIC is working with Lead Program to develop policies for filter paper screening

Questions: Mary VandenBosch,

WIC/Lead Liaison 517-335-9694

MDCH WIC DIVISION

wic e notice 2005 33 formulary
WIC E‑Notice #2005‑33 (Formulary)
  • Feedback from users of this formulary database indicate that there has been difficulty in searching through the formulary, as it is time‑consuming to click through every formula to find the one needed.
  • Please contact Laurie Berant if you have any questions: [email protected] or (517) 335‑8631.

MDCH WIC DIVISION

wic formulary cd rom
WIC Formulary CD/ROM
  • Click on Michigan WIC Formulas.
  • With the cursor in the "Formula" field, click on the Binoculars icon in the upper right corner.
  • In the "Find What" field, type the formula name you are trying to locate.
  • In the "Look In" field, make sure the "Formula" option is selected from the drop down box.
  • In the "Match" field, make sure "Any Part of Field" Type in "Similac“
  • Click on the "Find Next" button
  • The database will go to the page for that formula or a formula name that contains that word

MDCH WIC DIVISION

wic e notice 2005 36 katrina disaster assistance
WIC E‑Notice #2005‑36 Katrina Disaster Assistance
  • Transfer
  • View as homeless
    • No proof for ID, residency, income needed
    • Allow verbal declaration of income
    • Provide appropriate food package for family with limited storage (powdered formula, ? Small containers of milk)
    • Community referrals-YOU are the lifeline!

MDCH WIC DIVISION

wic e notice 2005 43 seat belt safety
WIC E‑notice #2005‑43 Seat Belt Safety
  • We all know the importance of keeping children buckled up correctly in the back seat while riding in the car.
  • Flyers, posters are available
  • All of the materials are free
  • Order at [email protected]
  • For more info www.kidsinback.org

MDCH WIC DIVISION

kids are safer in back
Kids are safer in back
  • Available in English and Spanish

MDCH WIC DIVISION

mi wic goals
MI WIC Goals
  • To provide peer support and networking
  • To act as a resource for organizations for maternal and child health and well-being
  • To impact federal and state policies and funding of nutrition education and public health programs

MDCH WIC DIVISION

mi wic organizational meeting
MI WIC Organizational Meeting
  • Date: Monday, November 14, 2005
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Kent County Health Department 700 Fuller Ave., NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Contact: Laurel Sproul 231-724-1264

Beckey Ginbey 616-632-7206

MDCH WIC DIVISION

2005 wic food card changes
2005 WIC FOOD CARD CHANGES

FALL 2005

WIC COORDINATOR MEETING

MDCH WIC DIVISION

surveys
Surveys
  • Local Agency Survey
    • Provides suggestions for improving food list, food package guide and food card
    • Received 89 surveys from 27 local agencies

MDCH WIC DIVISION

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Surveys
  • Participant Food Survey
    • Participant preference on specific foods for the purpose of adding and deleting foods
    • 16 local agencies are selected in accordance with the 3-year survey rotation cycle
    • 1495 surveys mailed; 68.7% return

MDCH WIC DIVISION

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Surveys
  • Price and Availability Survey
    • 147 stores surveyed
    • Whole Milk
    • Peanut Butter
    • Cheese
    • Cereals
      • Current
      • New
      • Store Brands
      • Infant

MDCH WIC DIVISION

new foods
Store Brand Cornflakes

America’s Choice

Flavorite

Great Value

IGA

Kroger

Meijer

Mornin’ Gems

Our Family

Parade

Roundy’s

Spartan

New Foods

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New Foods
  • Store Brand Corn Squares/Biscuits/Bitz (like Corn Chex)
    • America’s Choice
    • Flavorite
    • Great Value
    • Kroger
    • Meijer
    • Our Family
    • Roundy’s
    • Spartan

MDCH WIC DIVISION

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New Foods
  • Store Brand Crisp/Crispy Rice
    • Flavorite
    • Great Value
    • Mornin’ Gems
    • Our Family
    • Parade
    • Roundy’s
  • Store Brand Instant Oatmeal
    • Flavorite
    • IGA
    • Parade

MDCH WIC DIVISION

deleted foods
Deleted Foods
  • Northland Cranberry Juices
  • 100% Hawaiian Store Brand Pineapple Juices
  • General Mills Whole Grain Total
  • Heinz Infant Cereal

MDCH WIC DIVISION

modifications
Modifications
  • Milk
    • Guernsey Milk added to “Not Allowed”
  • Carrots
    • Fresh – add 1 Pound
    • Can – add 14-20 oz.
  • Tuna
    • Add 6 oz.
  • Eggs
    • Cage Free Eggs added to “Not Allowed”

MDCH WIC DIVISION

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Modifications
  • Cereals
    • Frosted Mini-Wheats
      • Delete “all varieties”
      • Revise wording “except Vanilla Crème and Maple and Brown Sugar”
    • Banana Nut Crunch
      • Add “only”
    • Quaker Squares
      • Add “hint of brown sugar”

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Modifications
  • Cereals (cont)
    • Coco Wheats
      • Delete “28 oz. box only”
    • Cream of Wheat
      • Add “12 oz. to individual packets “
    • Update cereal packages
    • Revise infant cereal wording “dry infant cereal without fruit or formula”

MDCH WIC DIVISION

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Modifications
  • Juices
    • Grapefruit Juice
      • Add “varieties allowed”
    • Update pictures
    • 100% Juice Header
      • Add “organic juice not allowed”
    • Frozen Concentrate Header
      • Add “12 oz.”
    • Revised wording “ Examples of Juice Combinations”
      • Picture plastic/concentrate combination

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Modifications
  • Cheese
    • Variety Wheels and Variety Packs added to “Not Allowed”
  • Infant cereal
    • Revise wording “buy 8 oz. box only”
  • Infant Formula
    • Powder and Concentrate Similac Lactose Free Advance with Iron will be pictured

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Modifications
  • Add statement
    • “Help WIC serve you. Choose lower price foods when you shop.”
  • New cover and breastfeeding photos
  • Food Card Colors
    • Vendor and English version – Sea Green
    • Spanish version – Coral
    • Arabic version - Sand
  • Effective Date:
    • December 1, 2005

MDCH WIC DIVISION

new child standard package
New Child Standard Package
  • No Peanut Butter
  • Children less than 3 years
  • Consistent with nutrition recommendations related to choking hazards
  • Informational flyers for participants will be developed

MDCH WIC DIVISION

infant formulas

Infant Formulas

Package changes

Additions/Subtractions/Prorations

WIC Coordinator Meeting

Fall 2005

packages to be discontinued
Packages to be discontinued:
  • Packages 304, 313, 316, and 317
  • All contain 8 oz. ready to feed liquid Similac with Iron formula
  • This can size has been discontinued.

MDCH WIC DIVISION

request proration for all tailored class ia formulas
Request Proration for all tailored Class IA formulas
  • Currently, only Similac with Iron standard package automatically prorates when the participant comes in more than 10 days late for their appointment.
  • The requested proration will

include:

    • Isomil
    • Similac Lactose Free Advance

MDCH WIC DIVISION

add breastfeeding formula packages
Add Breastfeeding Formula Packages:
  • For all Infants:
    • Powdered Pregestimil
    • Similac Lactose Free Advance
  • Infants 4 to 11 months
    • Alimentum Advance with Iron Powder
    • Nutramigen Lipil Powder

MDCH WIC DIVISION

prorate breastfeeding packages for infants
Prorate Breastfeeding Packages for Infants:
  • Prorate new breastfeeding infant formula packages for the participant who comes in more than 10 days after their BVT date.
  • These packages would include:
    • Pregestimil Powder
    • Similac Lactose Free Advance Powder
    • Alimentum Advance with Iron Powder
    • Nutramigen Lipil Powder.

MDCH WIC DIVISION

revise infant formula packages to reflect usda federal maximum amounts
These new packages would include:

Similac

Isomil

Lactofree Lipil

Similac Low Iron

Nutramigen Lipil

Portagen

Similac PM 60/40

Pediatric EO28.

These changes were required due to new formula can sizes.

Revise Infant Formula Packages to Reflect USDA Federal Maximum Amounts:

MDCH WIC DIVISION

revise coupon message for certain formula packages
Revise Coupon Message for Certain Formula Packages:
  • Coupons which currently state the previous can sizes, “12.9 – 14.1 oz” powdered Similac with Iron or Isomil with Iron, will be changed to state “12.9 oz.” powdered Similac with Iron or Isomil with Iron.

MDCH WIC DIVISION

additional changes coming
Additional Changes Coming:
  • MOMS Program will be updated to reflect the changes.
  • WIC Food Package Guide will also be revised to reflect the changes.
  • Policy Manual will also be updated.

MDCH WIC DIVISION

features of proposed new wic system
Web based

Interfaces with:

Medicaid

Food stamp

MIHP

CSFP/Focus:HOPE

Dept of Agriculture

MCIR

www.wichealth.org

Features of Proposed New WIC System

MDCH WIC DIVISION

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Electronic signature

Integrated scheduler

Automated growth charts

Risk code suggestion

VENA dietary assessment

Guided NE Plan

Features of Proposed New WIC System

MDCH WIC DIVISION

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EBT food benefits

Custom food package tailoring

Special formulas

Policy and program rules application for data consistency and quality

Features of Proposed New WIC System

MDCH WIC DIVISION

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Participant Proxy management

Breastpump inventory

Outreach tracking

Geographic Information System for vendor authorization

Project FRESH

Ad Hoc reporting tools for Local Agency staff

Features of Proposed New WIC System

MDCH WIC DIVISION

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