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WISEWOMAN ProgramProgram Overview
The WISEWOMAN Program provides chronic disease risk factor screening and healthy lifestyle behavior support to Michigan women. In order to be enrolled in WISEWOMAN, a woman must first be in the Michigan Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP).
For each participant, the WISEWOMAN Program begins with an accurate assessment of chronic disease risk factors by conducting a health risk assessment and a clinical screening.
The health risk assessment allows the participant to tell us about her personal medical history as well as her current health behaviors
Further participation in lifestyle interventions (follow-up by a lifestyle counselor) depends on self-reported readiness to make changes and risk factors as determined by the lifestyle counselor.
At the clinical screening, the clinical staff:
A Community Navigator at the screening site communicates the participant’s risk factors to her in a risk reduction counseling session and talks with the participant to determine her readiness to make behavior changes that will lead to better health.
The Community Navigator works with her to develop a goal related to this area. The participant will receive one-on-one health coaching. She can also choose to participate in an evidence-based lifestyle program or a community-based program to assist her in making healthy lifestyle behavior changes.
The WISEWOMAN Program is currently offered by the following agencies:
For more information about the WISEWOMAN Program, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/wisewoman/index.htm
Michigan Farmer's Market Association - www.mifma.org
American Heart Association - www.heart.org
American Stroke Association - www.strokeassociation.org
Go Red for Women - www.goredforwomen.org/
National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease - www.womenheart.org/
High Blood Pressure Information - www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/
MDCH High Blood Pressure University - http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2940_2955_2959_55706---,00.html
High Cholesterol Information - www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/index.htm
MDCH High Blood Cholesterol University - http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2940_2955_2959_58073-252621--,00.html
Diabetes Information - www.cdc.gov/diabetes/
MDCH Diabetes Information - http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2940_2955_2980---,00.html
Get Help Quitting Smoking - http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2940_2955_2973_53244---,00.html
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