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Missouri WISEWOMAN Program

Clinical Services: Missouri 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. Missouri WISEWOMAN provides screening, medical support, and risk reduction counseling through contracts with over 80 sites across the state which include federally qualified health centers, local public health agencies, community health centers, and hospitals.

Lifestyle Programs and Other Healthy Behavior Support Options: Missouri provides health coaching using “A New Leaf: Choices for Healthy Living” program materials. Nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered dietitians, health educators and other trained staff deliver health coaching. Missouri also refers WISEWOMAN clients to community-based lifestyle programs including the National Diabetes Prevention Program and Eating Smart, Being Active (a University of Missouri Extension Food and Nutrition Education Program).

For more information, please contact:

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
http://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/chronic/wisewoman/index.php

Background: The program is housed in the Bureau of Cancer and Chronic Disease Control within Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services’ Division of Community and Public Health.

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