WIC Certifying Health Professional Cornerstone Training

Target Audience State and local agency personnel working as Nutritionists, Dietitians, Home Economists or Registered Nurses who will hold the job title of Certifying Health Professional (CHP) in the WIC program. In order for staff attending this training to receive the greatest benefit, the attendee should have at least two weeks of experience in their role as a CHP.
Course Length 4 days
Class Times Day 1: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Day 2: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Day 3: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Day 4: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Description Purpose: To enable Certifying Health Professionals (CHP) in the WIC program with the skills and information needed in order to provide and document required services to participants.

This training will provide a comprehensive view of the role of the CHP including three web-based courses, instructor-led program and Cornerstone software training . The course includes: Anthropometrics, Diet Assessment, Risk Identification, Counseling, Documentation, and Food Package Prescription; and a “hands-on” approach to the WIC functions within the Cornerstone software system including: client enrollment, assignment of risk factors, food package prescription, referral and scheduling clients, food instrument issuance and documentation of case notes.
  • Planners: Marlin D. Hollis, BA, MPA; Monica Murphy-Hayes, BS, CLE.
  • Performance Objectives Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss an overview of WIC program requirements
  • Discuss the importance of the nutrition education component of the WIC program
  • Discuss the prescription and distribution of WIC food packages
  • Discuss all required components of anthropometric data collection based on the standards identified in the nutrition assessment manual
  • Identify the technical environment of the Cornerstone system
  • Discuss the program enrollment and activation process for a pregnant woman and infant in the WIC Program
  • Discuss the nutrition assessment process as it relates to establishing a baseline for individual nutrition counseling and intervention
  • Demonstrate the process of selecting the correct WIC service code
  • Demonstrate the completion of a program enrollment and activation process for a pregnant woman and an infant in the WIC program
  • Demonstrate proper guidelines for completion of case notes
  • Describe the importance of secondary education
  • Discuss the appropriate food packages, food list, referral of vendor complaints and completion of required reports regarding special formula
  • Describe documentation of WIC visit information appropriately
  • Demonstrate Cornerstone screen completion for WIC nutrition education
  • Demonstrate completion of WIC food packages, program enrollment and activation process, case notes and appropriate Cornerstone reports for an infant in the WIC program
  • Demonstrate the ability to enroll participant in the Cornerstone system from prepared examples
  • Demonstrate the program enrollment and activation process for a breastfeeding woman and an infant in the WIC program
  • Special Instructions After registering, the web modules may be viewed at any time but must be completed at least 1 week before attending the face-to-face portion of the curriculum. **THE WEB MODULES REMAIN AVAILABLE DURING IWIC CONVERSION**
    Course Code PT - WIC
    Attendance 20.25
    Clock Hours (Social Workers)
    Contact Hours RN: 20.25
    Registered Dietitian 20.25
    Trainer(s) Renee Byrd, BS, MSED; Mina Caban, BS; Marlin Hollis, BA, MPA; Craig Jeffreys, BS; Monica Murphy-Hayes, BS, CLE


    To register, please choose a date:

    Dates Location
    9/30/2020 By Region

    Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.