Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMEN)
Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMEN) is a risk reduction program with focus on hypertension control, which aligns with and supports Million Hearts. The overarching goal of WISEWOMAN is to provide women with the knowledge, skills, and opportunity to improve diet, physical activity, and other behaviors in order to create lasting, healthy life habits to prevent, delay, or control cardiovascular and other chronic diseases.
The program operates at the local level providing low-income, and under-insured women, 40 to 64 years of age, with chronic disease risk factor screening, health coaching, and community referral services in an effort to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Funding is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which currently funds 21 WISEWOMAN programs, which operate on the local level in states and tribal organizations. Visit the national CDC WISEWOMAN website.