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Arkansas WISEWOMAN Program

Clinical Services: Arkansas 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 weight, medical history, quality of life indicators, tobacco use, diet/nutrition and physical activity. Arkansas provides screening, medical support, and risk reduction counseling initially through primary care providers from the Pulaski County area.

Lifestyle Programs and other Healthy Behavior Support Options: Arkansas WISEWOMAN refers WISEWOMAN clients to community-based lifestyle programs including Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Cooking Matters and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. The program deploys a participant navigation strategy to link participants to community-based lifestyle programs and resources to support physical activity, healthy eating and smoking cessation, as appropriate. The program also offers health coaching.

For more information, please contact:

Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markam, Slot 11
Little Rock, AR 72205
http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/chronicDisease/ArBreastCare/Pages/WISEWOMAN.aspx

Background:  The program is part of the Arkansas Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program within the Arkansas Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Branch, Community-Clinical Linkages Domain Team.

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