May 2nd, 2019
The WIC Public Health Consultant has the responsibility to provide leadership, consult, advise, train and provide technical assistance to Local Public Health Officials, Local WIC Agency Staff, and interest groups concerning the administration and operation of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) WIC Program whose purpose is to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. Within the Training, Evaluation and Compliance Unit, consultants are assigned responsibility for WIC policy, training local agency staff, and monitoring local agency compliance. This position serves as the State WIC Program Area Lead (PAL) in the areas of WIC eligibility and certification, laboratory, training and technical assistance. Unit staff develop WIC training materials and provide consultation to local WIC agencies. Consultants are assigned to work with a region or group of local WIC agencies, to assure the agencies are evaluated according to federal standards and guidelines and receive appropriate training and technical assistance. The Michigan WIC Program operates statewide and is federally funded through the USDA.
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