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Connecticut WISEWOMAN Program

Clinical Services: Connecticut 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. Connecticut WISEWOMAN provides screening and risk reduction counseling through contracts with provider systems including hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers.

Lifestyle Programs and Other Healthy Behavior Support Options: Connecticut WISEWOMAN provides health coaching sessions for all interested participants. This approach has demonstrated success and is well-received by the population served. The program uses adapted “A New Leaf: Choices for Healthy Living,” program materials in delivering health coaching. These materials were revised to fit the needs of Connecticut women. Connecticut partners with additional community-based organizations to offer evidence-based lifestyle programs. Connecticut also partners with the Tobacco Use Control and Prevention Program to offer Quitline referrals and other cessation services.

For more information, please contact:

Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Background:  The program is housed within the Connecticut Comprehensive Cancer Control Program which includes the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.

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