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Oregon WISEWOMAN Program

Clinical Services: Oregon 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. Oregon WISEWOMAN provides screening, medical support, and risk reduction counseling through contracting with federal qualified health centers, a rural health center, and a private practice in 7 counties.

Lifestyle Programs and Other Healthy Behavior Support Options: Oregon refers women to health coaching and community resources to support physical activity, healthy eating and smoking cessation, as appropriate. Health coaching participants receive one-on-one support to actively participate in structuring a health plan that may include healthy eating, physical activity, stress reduction, smoking cessation, and medication adherence. Oregon contracts with two agencies that provide community-based patient navigators serving Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander target population target populations to ensure clients receive evidence-based health and social services.

For more information, please contact:

Oregon Health Authority/Public Health
800 NE Oregon Street
Portland, OR 97232-2162
http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyPeopleFamilies/Women/HealthScreening/wisewoman/Pages/index.aspx

Background: The program is housed in the Oregon Public Health Division’s Center for Prevention and Health Promotion.

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