- 850-595-6500, Option 2
Fairfield Service Center, 1295 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Florida 32501
WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation)
WISEWOMAN is a CDC-sponsored program that operates as the FL Health Woman program in Escambia County. It is administered through the Florida Department of Health of Escambia County.
The WISEWOMAN program is aimed at helping women understand and reduce their risks for cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Heart disease claims the lives of more women than cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, accidents and diabetes combined. The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County’s WISEWOMAN program (operated as FL Healthy Woman) provides low-income, underinsured or uninsured women with risk factor screening, education and evidence-based lifestyle programs to discover and reduce their risks.
Who is eligible to participate in the WISEWOMANprogram?
- are between the ages of 40-64,
- uninsured or underinsured
- and earn less than 200% of current federal poverty guidelines
WISEWOMAN is empowering our local community of women to take control of their health. Women are encouraged to set their own goals in adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle and reduce their risk of heart disease related death and stroke. Addressing risk factors such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, obesity, poor nutrition, inactivity, diabetes, and smoking greatly reduce a woman’s risk.
WISEWOMAN provides free resources and opportunities to learn skills that encourage healthy lifestyle choices for themselves and for their families through a variety of Healthy Behavior Support Systems including:
- Healthy University Classes
- Diabetes Prevention Program
- Local gym membership
- Taking Pounds Off Sensibly Group membership
- Individual Health Coaching and Education Sessions
- Self-Monitored Blood Pressure equipment and guidance
- Help finding low or no-cost healthcare resources
For more information:
For more information regarding the Wisewoman Program offered by the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FL Healthy Woman) please contact the Program Coordinator at 850-595-6500, extension 1122.
More information about the Wisewoman program is available from the Center for Disease Control website at https://www.cdc.gov/wisewoman/index.htm.