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SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) WISEWOMAN Program

Clinical Services: SEARHC 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 weight, medical history, quality of life indicators, tobacco use, diet/nutrition and physical activity. The program provides screening, medical support, risk reduction counseling, and health coaching services in 9 primary locations including: Sitka, Haines, Juneau, Klawock, Wrangell, Yakutat, Argoon, Kake and Hoonah. Services are also delivered through a mobile mammography screening service with sites across the region.

Lifestyle Programs and Other Healthy Behavior Support Options: SEARHC WISEWOMAN offers lifestyle programs including the Indian Health Service approved Diabetes Prevention Program and health coaching. They also provide on-site tobacco cessation counseling and provide referrals to community resources to support physical activity, healthy eating and smoking cessation, as appropriate.

For more information, please contact:

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
222 Tongass Drive
Sitka, AK 99835
http://www.searhc.org/

Background:  SEARHC is a non-profit tribal health consortium of 18 Native communities. The program provides services to both Native and non-Native women.

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