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Nebraska WISEWOMAN Program

Clinical Services: Nebraska 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. Nebraska WISEWOMAN provides screening, medical support, and risk reduction counseling statewide utilizing a network of over 700 provider sites, which include private providers, public health clinics, and Nebraska’s six federally qualified health centers.

Lifestyle Programs and Other Healthy Behavior Support Options: Nebraska refers women to the National Diabetes Prevention Program and other community resources to support physical activity, healthy eating and smoking cessation, as appropriate. The program also plans to offer health coaching.

For more information, please contact:

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94817
Lincoln, NE 68509
http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/womenshealth_ewm.aspx

Background: The program is housed in the Office of Women’s and Men’s Health Program of the Nebraska Division of Public Health’s Lifespan Health Unit. Nebraska WISEWOMAN services are offered under the umbrella of The Every Woman Matters Program. This Program reflects a coordinated system of fully and seamlessly integrated Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and WISEWOMAN services and education.

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