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Alabama WISEWOMAN Program

Clinical Services: Alabama WISEWOMAN works with health care providers to provide cardiovascular disease risk factor screenings to low-income, underinsured/uninsured women between the ages of 40 to 64 years. These screenings include blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol as well as assessing height, weight, medical history, quality of life indicators, tobacco use, diet/nutrition and physical activity. Alabama WISEWOMAN provides screening, medical support, and risk reduction counseling through contracts with two large urban clinical facilities in Mobile: Franklin Primary Health Care and Mobile County Health Department.

Lifestyle Programs and Other Healthy Behavior Support Options: Alabama WISEWOMAN uses licensed social workers to provide health coaching, using “A New Leaf: Choices for Healthy Living” program materials, in the clinical setting. Social workers also counsel participants on medication adherence and make referrals to community resources to support physical activity, healthy eating and smoking cessation, as appropriate.

For more information, please contact:

Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1374-D
Montgomery, AL 36104
http://adph.org/earlydetection/

Background:  The program is part of the Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program in the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Family Health Services.

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