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May 12, 2014

April 2014 Reports Available

Benefits Issued & Redeemed Report

Breastfeeding & Peer Counselor Report

Participation Report

Formula Return using M-SPIRIT Utility Tool

When you use the new tool to return formula, only put something in the “Formula Given to Participant” dropdown if you issue physical cans of formula. If you are issuing more formula through M-SPIRIT (issuing benefits), do not put anything in the dropdown. If you have any questions, please contact Leah.

Over Issuance

Due to the rollout of a new over issuance tool, April's over issuance will be sent out with May's, which means you will not receive an over issuance report until early June. Thank you for your understanding.

Make Your Reservations for Fall Training

You can now make reservations for the 2014 WIC Fall Training, September 15-16 in Missoula and September 18-19 in Billings.

Call the Best Western Plus in Missoula at (406) 543-0700. Block rooms are available, tell them you are with WIC.

Call the Crowne Plaza in Billings at (406) 252-7400 or make an online reservation. On the website just below the check in/check out date entry is the Group Code box where you enter "WIC" and the state rate will automatically come up.

Upcoming Webinars for CEUs

Two webinars will be available for CEUs. May 27th will be the Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences at Local Health Jurisdiction (1 WIC CEU) and on May 29th will be Addressing the Intersection of Trauma, Mental Health Challenges, and Substance Use (1.5 WIC CEUs). Both may give you a better understanding of what may have influenced or be influencing a participant's life. Some of this influence may be impacting the decisions they make. Send in the new Post-Article, Webinar CEU form after completing.

Farm Direct Banners

For those participating in the Farm Direct program we have extra farmers’ market banners that you can distribute to your farmers. They make a colorful addition to any farm stand. Get in touch with Glade (444-2841) if you want to request any.

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Help us keep the distribution list updated - send e-mail address changes, additions and deletions to the WIC State Office at 1-800-433-4298.

A copy of all newsletters can be found on the WIC website - go to http://wic.mt.gov

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