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Colorado WISEWOMAN Program

Clinical Services: Colorado 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 and weight, medical history, quality of life indicators, tobacco use, diet/nutrition and physical activity. Colorado WISEWOMAN provides screening, medical support, and risk reduction counseling through contracts with four agencies operating 15 clinics located in four counties. The counties, based on cardiovascular disease burden, are Adams, Lincoln, Morgan, and Pueblo Counties.

Lifestyle Programs and Other Healthy Behavior Support Options: The 15 clinics that provide Colorado WISEWOMAN screenings are primary care providers and provide health coaching on site. The clinical providers also refer WISEWOMAN clients to community-based lifestyle programs including the National Diabetes Prevention Program and other resources to support physical activity, healthy eating and smoking cessation, as appropriate.

For more information, please contact:

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246

Background:  The program is housed in the Health Services and Connections Branch of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Women's Wellness Connection.