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Illinois WISEWOMAN Program

Clinical Services: Illinois 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. Illinois WISEWOMAN provides screening, medical support, and risk reduction counseling through contracts with 11 lead agencies and approximately 300 clinical sites in Illinois. The clinic locations serve both rural area and large urban centers.

Lifestyle Programs and Other Healthy Behavior Support Options: Illinois WISEWOMAN provides health coaching to participants. As the program progresses, it will begin referring women to Heart Smart for Women and other community resources to support physical activity, healthy eating and smoking cessation, as appropriate.

For more information, please contact:

Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street, First Floor
Springfield, IL 62761
http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/womenshealth/wise.htm

Background: The program is housed in the Cancer Prevention and Control section within the Illinois Department of Community Health’s Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control.

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