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Wisconsin WISEWOMAN Program

Clinical Services: Wisconsin 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. Wisconsin provides screening, medical support, and risk reduction counseling through working with a community health center in Milwaukee and will phase in more providers in the Southern, and Northern region of Wisconsin as the program progresses.

Lifestyle Programs and Other Healthy Behavior Support Options: Wisconsin WISEWOMAN provides health coaching through coaches trained in motivational interviewing. Wisconsin also refers WISEWOMAN clients to community-based lifestyle programs including the National Diabetes Prevention Program, Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), and Wisconsin Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (Eating Smart. Being Active).

For more information, please contact:

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
1 W. Wilson Street, Room 218
Madison, WI 53702

Background: The program is part of the Wisconsin Well Woman Program, housed within the Chronic Disease Prevention and Cancer Control Section of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Division of Public Health.

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