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WISEWOMAN

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Program Overview

The WISEWOMAN Program helps participants understand their cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and make healthy lifestyle choices.

  • Who is eligible for the WISEWOMAN Program?

    WISEWOMAN is a federal program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Those who are eligible for the WISEWOMAN program include women; transgender or gender nonconforming (taken from CDC guidance), who are uninsured or underinsured, at or below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines, and 40 to 64 years of age.  Eligible clients who will benefit from this program include those who are at increased risk of heart disease and need preventive health screenings as part of their wellness routine.

    The Michigan WISEWOMAN program has Three Main Focus areas related to its participants.

    1. Identify and communicate risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. The woman is better able to decide where she wants to take small steps if she understands her risk factors.
       
    2. Encourage healthy lifestyle choices. Health Coaches work with each woman to make lifestyle behavior changes that will help with the risk factors and symptoms she has now. Making healthy choices may also keep her from developing any new risk factors.
       
    3. Address Health Equity and Social Justice in the community
    • Local WISEWOMAN agencies address Health Equity by identifying priority populations in their service areas and getting them into WISEWOMAN. Priority populations may include:
    • Women with disabilities,
    • Women who do not speak English,
    • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) women,
    • Racial or ethnic minority women, and
    • Women whose citizenship or immigration status is not settled.
    • Once in the program, many women find it difficult to think about making healthy lifestyle choices when they are having trouble paying rent, utilities, or buying food for their families. These are Social Justice issues. Michigan WISEWOMAN helps women stay engaged in the program by offering barrier reduction tools.

    For more information about the WISEWOMAN Program, please call 844-446-8727 or email MDHHS-MIWISEWOMAN@michigan.gov.

  • Are you age 40-64??

    1. In the dropdown menu below, scroll to the number of people that live in your house and then click Submit.  After clicking Submit, a calculator will give you an amount.
       
    2. If your household income is less than that amount, you are eligible for our program.
       
    3. Scroll down to the map of Michigan and either click on your county in the map or use the dropdown menu and select your county from the alphabetical listing.
       
    4. You can call or email the names to the right for information about the program and/or enrollment.
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
    WISEWOMAN
    Contact Information

    Cancer Prevention and Control Section
    WISEWOMAN
    Elliott-Larsen Building 5-N
    320 S Walnut St
    Lansing, MI 48933

    (844) 446-8727 - Phone
    (800) 379-1057 - Spanish

    (517) 763-0290 - Secure Fax

    MDHHS-MIWISEWOMAN@michigan.gov

  • Below are WISEWOMAN's program-approved procedures, rates, diagnosis codes, place of service and revenue codes. WISEWOMAN is a federally funded program and not an insurance company. Our rates are based on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - at or below the Detroit rates, and our approved procedures are provided to us by our funder, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rates are reviewed bi-annually, January and July, but are subject to change, at any time, without notice.

    If you have any questions, please contact Tory Doney at DoneyT@michigan.gov.

     

    2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines

    BC3NP / WISEWOMAN Claims
    Elliott-Larsen Building 5-N
    320 S Walnut St
    Lansing, MI  48933
    P - 866-930-6324
    F - 517-763-0290
    MDHHS-MiWISEWOMAN@michigan.gov

  • Please email MDHHS-MiWISEWOMAN@michigan.gov with any questions you may have about the WISEWOMAN program.

    THANK YOU!!