Wellness Program Overview

WISEWOMAN provides opportunities and programming that empower disadvantaged Michigan women to make healthy lifestyle choices

The Three Main Focus Areas of WISEWOMAN are: 

   1 Identify and communicate risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.

   High blood pressure
  High total cholesterol
  Low HDL cholesterol
  High glucose (sugar)
  Being overweight or obese
  A personal or family history of diabetes, heart attack or stroke
  Unhealthy eating habits
  Physical inactivity
  Smoking cigarettes or being around people who smoke even if you       don't

2 Encourage healthy lifestyle choices focusing on:

  Eating healthy
            • Eating more fruits and vegetables
            • Eating low-fat dairy
            • Eating more grains and whole grains
  Getting more physical activity
  Quitting smoking
  Taking medicines as prescribed

3 Address Health Equity and Social Justice Issues by:

  Focusing outreach to underserved priority populations
  Offering special projects where participants can learn marketable skills       and earn extra money while learning marketable skills

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The WISEWOMAN Vision is that every woman has the opportunity to improve
her health and well-being and that of her community.