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June 9, 2014

Local Agency Conference Call

There will be a local agency conference call Thursday June 19, 2014 at 9am.  Please try to attend or have someone from your local agency attend. View the agenda here.

WIC Futures Study Group Report

Please review the report from the WIC Futures Study Group meeting on May 13 & 14 in Helena.

May 2014 Reports Available

Benefits Issued & Redeemed Report
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Report
Participation Report

FY2014 FMNP Expenditure Reminder

The FY2014 FMNP contracts are ending soon. The last day to use your FMNP funds is June 30, 2014. The final date to submit expenditure reports is July 15, 2014 without exception. Please be sure to get your reports in so you do not lose out on your funding.

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program

Is your local agency interested in having a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program (BPCP)? If so, consider applying. For information about the application you must submit, staffing, and responsibilities, please see State Plan, Chapter 7, Policy 7.2. If you have questions please contact Chris. You may also want to contact local agencies that currently operate a BPCP to find out how they do it -- Cascade, Custer/DEAP, Deer Lodge, Flathead, Gallatin, Lewis and Clark, Missoula, Ravalli, RiverStone and Silver Bow. Submit your plan by June 30, 2014, to Chris.

WIC Position Available in Havre

Learn more about the WIC Coordinator position open in Havre. Position closes June 20, 2014.

Formula Orders

For those of you who order special formula on a regular basis for participants, and know in advance what you will need for July, please send Kate and Chris your orders BEFORE June 15th (this month only). This will help with State Fiscal end paperwork. We will still be able to complete other orders as needed.

Peer Group and Competitive Pricing Training Materials

We have created a short training video about WIC's competitive pricing system, including how peer groups and the Maximum Allowable Reimbursements (MAR) work. This is very important for LARCs to understand when working with WIC retailers. In addition, some of the slides used in this presentation may be helpful to print out and use as a visual refresher on this topic. Please contact Kevin if you have any questions.

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