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WISEWOMAN Program Information


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Information about the Michigan WISEWOMAN Program

Information about the Michigan WISEWOMAN Program

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  • 1. WISEWOMAN – Helping Today’s Women Get Healthy in the Real World
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    • The WISEWOMAN Program helps Michigan women with little or no insurance gain access to screening and lifestyle interventions that can reduce their risk for many chronic diseases
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    • Michigan WISEWOMAN is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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    • In order to be enrolled in WISEWOMAN, a participant must first be in the Michigan B reast and C ervical C ancer C ontrol P rogram (BCCCP)
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    • WISEWOMAN Is Implemented By Twelve Local Organizations In 34 Counties Around Michigan
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  • 7. Number of Women Served by Fiscal Year* *Fiscal Year is October 1 to September 30
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    • WISEWOMAN strives to reduce the burden of chronic diseases by talking to women about their risk factors and working with them to reduce their modifiable risk factors
  • 9. Fiscal Year 2009 Risk Factors
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    • Women tend to be the gatekeepers for their families – If she can make healthy choices, she can help the rest of the family make healthy choices to reduce their modifiable risk factors as well
  • 11. Fiscal Year 2009 Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk Factors
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    • WISEWOMAN also works to delay or prevent the onset of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, whenever possible
  • 13. Fiscal Year 2009 Diabetes Risk Factors *Among women with no prior history of diabetes
  • 14. The WISEWOMAN Approach
  • 15. First – Identify Chronic Disease Risk Factors
    • High Blood Pressure
    • High Total Cholesterol
    • Low HDL Cholesterol
    • High Glucose
    • Obesity
    • Personal History of Pre-Diabetes or Diabetes
    • Personal History of Heart Attack or Stroke
    • Family History of Heart Attack or Stroke
    • Family History of Diabetes
    • Cigarette Smoking
    • Physical Inactivity
    • Age
    • Irregular Pulse
  • 16. Second – Encourage Healthy Lifestyle Changes
    • Nutrition
    • Physical Activity
    • Smoking Cessation
  • 17. Third – Work with Partners to Create Healthy Opportunities for Everyone in Michigan by:
  • 18. Ensuring Access to Healthy Foods, and Farmer’s Market at Lake County Office of District Health Department #10
  • 19. Ensuring Access to Physical Activity Opportunities
  • 20. Making healthy lifestyle choices can help with the management of many chronic diseases and conditions
    • Obesity
    • Cervical Cancer
    • Diabetes
    • Breast Cancer
    • Arthritis
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Heart Disease
    • Lung Cancer
    • Stroke
    • Osteoporosis
  • 21. For More Information Contact: Robin Roberts Program Manager 517-335-1178 [email_address] Viki Lorraine Intervention Specialist 517-335-9966 [email_address] Website: Facebook: Twitter: