CO-OP AND ORDER INFORMATION
What is a Help Me Be Healthy Co-Op?
For roughly five weeks starting in March, Help Me Be Healthy accepts brochure orders of any quantity. By collecting and bundling orders, printing costs are greatly reduced and those savings are passed on to you.
By planning ahead, you save more than 50% on the brochures you need.
What are the Co-Op dates?
Co-Ops open for orders once a year every March.
The next Co-Op will start in March 2020 and will be open for orders from March 16 to April 10.
How do I place a Co-Op order?
Order forms can be e-mailed to you upon request:
Request an order form via phone: 1.703.241.9001 x4
Request an order form via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
During the Co-Op, order forms can be downloaded from the Help Me Be Healthy website.
E-mail or mail us your completed order form. Be sure to include order quantities, billing and shipping addresses, payment method, and signature.
E-mail completed order forms to: email@example.com
Mail completed order forms to:
Evergreen & Co
450 W Broad Street, Ste 418
Falls Church, VA 22046
We will contact you to confirm order receipt.
What are the payment terms?
Orders of $2,500 or more require a valid purchase order number or pre-payment.
Invoices are mailed out shortly before brochure delivery. Payment is due upon receipt of brochures.
We accept checks (payable to Evergreen & Co) and credit cards. A 4% service charge is added to all credit card payments to cover the usage fee.
How are the brochures packaged?
Orders of the Mother series brochures are banded in quantities of 50. Child and Infant series brochures are banded in quantities of 100. These quantities are included in the brochure price and there is no minimum quantity requirement for Co-Op orders.
Banding in quantities of 25 or 50 is available at an additional cost. Please contact us for details and/or a cost estimate.
What is the shipping and handling cost?
Shipping and handling costs are based on order quantity. The price is $35 per 1,000 (and up to) brochures ordered within the contiguous U.S. For shipments outside of the contiguous U.S., please contact us for a cost estimate.
When will the brochures deliver?
Printing begins after a Co-Op has closed and the orders are compiled and reviewed. It generally takes up to eight weeks after a Co-Op closes for printing, binding, shipping and delivery to you.
Can I get my brochures sooner?
If stock is available, urgent brochure requests may be accommodated, though Co-Op pricing is not extended for these sales. Please contact us for availability and cost information.
May I review the brochures before ordering?
You may contact us to request electronic or hard copy samples. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your request.
Do the brochures address current national child-focused initiatives?
Yes, the brochures address several current major initiatives, including childhood obesity prevention, infant and childhood oral health, second-hand smoke avoidance, and reading readiness.
Do the brochures reflect current USDA dietary guidelines?
Yes, all brochures have been updated to reflect current guidelines under the USDA MyPlate program for appropriate age groups. Brochures also incorporate federally mandated revisions to the WIC Food Packages.
Where can I find a list of WIC approved foods?
Please visit the FNS website for a complete list: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/benefitsandservices/foodpkgregs.htm.
Is the content of the brochures based on national EPSDT standards?
Yes, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program standards are fully incorporated into each Help Me Be Healthy brochure.
Are the brochures written for low-literacy readers?
Yes. We have carefully crafted all of the brochures, both in English and in Spanish, to be accessible and easily understood by all readers. You can see the reading ease scores and more for each brochure here.
Is the current USDA Nondiscrimination Statement on the brochures?
Yes, it’s included in all Mother, Infant and Child series brochures — in both English and Spanish.
Are the brochures available in other languages?
Yes, all Help Me Be Healthy brochures are available in English and Spanish.
Please contact us at 1.703.241.9001 x4 for alternate languages. Translation services are available for large enough orders.
Is there a Help Me Be Healthy Advisory Group?
Yes, a select group of WIC professionals provide recommendations and consultation services to help keep the brochures’ content accurate and applicable to its many users.
If you are interested in contributing to the Advisory Group, please contact us at email@example.com for details.
Who is using the brochures?
Help Me Be Healthy has distributed over 11 million brochures to WIC, Head Start, and other organizations in the following 39 states:
They are also used by the District of Columbia, several Tribal Nations, and the U.S. military overseas.
Are the brochures copyright protected?
Yes, all Help Me Be Healthy brochures are copyright protected and meet generally accepted exclusive supply/sole source standards.