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WISEWOMAN Success Stories

The following success stories highlight how WISEWOMAN programs implement innovative approaches within their health systems and communities to help low-income women identify and manage their heart disease and stroke risk.


	ColoradoColorado is implementing the use of clinical care systems that have proven successful in blood pressure control and tracking clients with uncontrolled hypertension.


	MichiganThe Michigan WISEWOMAN program uses community navigators to help women with uncontrolled high blood pressure find needed medical services and lifestyle programs. To help strengthen the relationship between its community and health system, the navigators serve as a link between the clinic, participants, and various community resources.


	NebraskaMeeting women where they live and work, the Nebraska WISEWOMAN program uses community health workers to identify eligible women, determine their heart disease risk, and refer them to needed medical services and lifestyle programs.


	PennsylvaniaThrough its partnership with the state’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the Pennsylvania WISEWOMAN program offers Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to its participants. After an initial screening, women are referred to local resources for healthy eating and blood pressure monitoring.


	UtahTo ensure eligible women have the tools they need to live heart-healthy lifestyles, the Utah WISEWOMAN program maintains a community resource tracking system that provides participants with up-to-date information on available medical services and lifestyle programs.