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WISEWOMAN

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In the fall of 2018, Florida was granted funds to conduct the Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) Program. The purpose of this program is to assist women in understanding and reducing their risk of heart disease and stroke by linking them to services that promote heart healthy lifestyles.

Cardiovascular health concerns are addressed in priority populations through partnerships between the Florida Department of Health and various stakeholders throughout the state. The program focuses on extending the services of the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (FBCCEDP) so that cardiovascular preventative screenings and lifestyle interventions are delivered.

Addressing risk factors such as high blood pressure, elevated blood cholesterol, obesity, poor nutrition, inactivity, diabetes, and smoking is expected to reduce a woman’s risk of cardiovascular-disease-related illness and death. Overall, the program supports the implementation and evaluation of a core set of evidence-based strategies designed to reduce risks, complications, and barriers to the prevention and control of heart disease and stroke among the target population.

WISEWOMAN is currently located in the following counties:

  • Columbia County
  • Escambia County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Pasco County