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Rhode Island WISEWOMAN Program

Clinical Services: Rhode Island WISEWOMAN is working 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 weight, medical history, quality of life indicators, tobacco use, diet/nutrition and physical activity. Rhode Island is working with three health centers that are participants of the Rhode Island Chronic Care Collaborative to provide screening, medical support, and risk reduction counseling. Additional sites will be recruited from primary care practices as the program progresses.

Lifestyle Programs and Other Healthy Behavior Support Options: The Rhode Island WISEWOMAN program uses a Centralized Referral System through the Community Health Network for patient referrals to health coaching and community-based lifestyle programs including the National Diabetes Prevention Program and Weight Watchers. The program also refers women to Quit Works Rhode Island, a tobacco cessation program, and Living Well Rhode Island, a chronic disease self- management education and diabetes self-management education program.

For more information, please contact:

Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 408
Providence, RI 02908

Background: The program is part of the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Chronic Care and Disease Management Team.

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