The WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for WOMen Across the Nation) program helps women understand and reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke and promotes lasting heart-healthy lifestyles. In Utah, this program is called BeWise.
Administered through CDCs Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), the WISEWOMAN program currently consists of 21 programs in 19 states and 2 tribal organizations.
The WISEWOMAN program serves low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women aged 40 to 64 years, with heart disease and stroke risk factor screenings and services that promote healthy behaviors to reduce the risk for heart disease and stroke. CDC provides funding to local WISEWOMAN programs to enable qualifying women to receive free screenings and counseling about their risk for heart disease and stroke. Women are then supported as they participate in evidence-based lifestyle programs, individual health coaching, or referred to other community resources.
The services provided by the BeWise Program in Utah are designed to promote lifelong heart-healthy lifestyle changes.
Connection with UCCP
The BeWise Program works closely with the Utah Cancer Control Breast and Cervical Program, which helps ensure women participating in cancer screenings receive a full range of health services.
For more information on the Breast and Cervical program, please visit the Utah Cancer Control Program’s website.