|DATE:||March 3, 1995|
|MEMO CODE:||WIC Final Policy Memorandum : #95-10|
|SUBJECT:||Sharing WIC Data and Information With State/local Immunization Programs|
Supplemental Food Programs
The purpose of this memorandum is to transmit the attached WIC Final Policy Memorandum #95-10. It is important to note that this policy memorandum is simply a clarification of general WIC program confidentiality principals delineated in Section 246.26(d) of the Program Regulations and FCS Instruction 800-1 with special emphasis on provisions which affect immunization promotion activities. The same principals apply in similar situations with other programs (e.g., Maternal and Child Health Programs, Healthy Start, etc.). The policy memorandum assumes that states have copies of both the WIC program regulations and FCS Instruction 800-1. If this is not the case, regional offices should provide states with these resources.
The comments which regional offices provided which were not included in this policy memorandum will be used to develop a future policy memorandum regarding the larger more comprehensive picture of data/information sharing and automated data processing systems in WIC. Thank you for providing very helpful comments on this policy memorandum. We hope this information is helpful in establishing strong and lasting relationships between state\local WIC and immunization program counterparts.
STANLEY C. GARNETT
Supplemental Food Programs Division