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WISEWOMANWell–Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (US CDC)
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The Nebraska WISEWOMAN findings showed women having higher baseline percentages of total cholesterol ([greater than or equal to] 200 mg/dL), smoking, and diagnosis of diabetes (> 50%, 26%, and 10%, respectively) than women in this study.
The frequency and distribution of cardiovascular disease risk factors among Nebraska women enrolled in the WISEWOMAN screening program.
This case study describes the implementation of "Be Wise," the LSI for the Illinois WISEWOMAN program (IWP), at a federally funded community health center.
The community health center is not currently a WISEWOMAN site; however, project outcomes will be considered as the organization studies the feasibility of offering the WISEWOMAN program.
The SEARHC WISEWOMAN Program is grateful to be recognized by the Alaska Rural Health Conference as an Outstanding Rural Health Program," said Litia Garrison, SEARHC Women's Health Program Manager, upon accepting the award.
The SEARHC WISEWOMAN Program, or Yaa Kudzigeiyi Shaawat, is one of 21 WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation) programs around the country sponsored by the U.
For example, many of the WISEWOMAN patients I counseled did not exercise, either due to an unsupportive living environment (e.
In Nebraska alone, WISEWOMAN helped 19,000 women live healthier lives and significantly reduced their risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.
These conditions can be addressed with targeted interventions such as the WISEWOMAN health promotion projects detailed in the just-released issue of Journal of Women's Health (Vol.
CDC's WISEWOMAN program funds 15 projects across the country that provides low income, underinsured and uninsured women (aged 40-64 years) with risk factor screening, lifestyle intervention strategies and referral services.
The HEART for Women Act would improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases by educating both women and health care providers about prevention programs and the most effective treatment for women; tighten Food and Drug Administration requirements for reporting sex, race and ethnicity-based data about new medicines and devices; and expand the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WISEWOMAN screening program for low-income, uninsured women to all 50 states.