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Michigan WISEWOMAN Program

Clinical Services: Michigan 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. Michigan provides screening, medical support, and risk reduction counseling through contracts with 9 local WISEWOMAN agencies and a total of 28 sites across 28 counties. The provider clinics serve predominantly underinsured rural women.

Lifestyle Programs and Other Healthy Behavior Support Options: Michigan provides health coaching using the Michigan Health Partnership model. The coaching is offered at clinical screening sites and is well-received by their population. Michigan also refers WISEWOMAN clients to community-based lifestyle programs including the National Diabetes Prevention Program and Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). Michigan WISEWOMAN supports a community navigator position in each local WISEWOMAN agency to act as a liaison between the clinic, WISEWOMAN participants, and community resources. This individual works with the local WISEWOMAN agency coordinator to enhance existing community linkages and to continually develop new linkages between the clinic and community resources.

For more information, please contact:

Michigan State Department of Community Health
PO Box 30720
Accounting Division
Lansing, MI 48909

Background: The program is part of the Cancer Prevention and Control section, housed within the Michigan Department of Community Health’s Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control.