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WISEWOMAN

Accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.1 The WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for WOMen Across the Nation) program was created to help women understand and reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke by providing services to promote lasting heart-healthy lifestyles. Working with low-income, uninsured and underinsured women aged 40 to 64 years, the program provides heart disease and stroke risk factor screenings and services that promote healthy behaviors. The WISEWOMAN program currently is administered through CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP).

Program Overview

WISEWOMAN Program Overview

Learn more about the WISEWOMAN program.

Services

WISEWOMAN Services

Find out what services are provided by the WISEWOMAN program.

Locations

Wisewoman Funding Map

View WISEWOMAN program locations in the US.

Success Stories

Success Stories

Read how states are successfully implementing WISEWOMAN.

Resources

Program Resources

Find resources related to the WISEWOMAN program.

FAQs

FAQs

Read answers to common WISEWOMAN questions.

References

  1. Kochanek KD, Xu JQ, Murphy SL, Miniño AM, Kung HC. Deaths: final data for 2009 [PDF-2M]National Vital Statistics Reports. 2011;60(3).
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