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Indiana WISEWOMAN: A UHS Program

United Health Services received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control, in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health, to offer free screening services to low-income, uninsured women through the WISEWOMAN program. WISEWOMAN stands for Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation. The screening will determine their risk for cardiovascular disease by testing blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes.
 
This is an excellent opportunity for women in north central Indiana to improve their health and quality of life through medical evaluations, weight loss programs and fitness memberships at no cost. Each woman enrolled in WISEWOMAN receives one-on-one counseling with our health professional that assesses their nutrition, family history, and activity level. Then steps are taken to reduce their risk for heart disease and diabetes.
 
The Diabetes Resource Center at UHS is pleased to be able to provide this valuable program that seeks to improve the health of women in St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties.  Through WISEWOMAN, the Diabetes Resource Center has expanded services to Elkhart County residents for the first time & look forward to more
opportunities in the future. 

Women must first be enrolled into the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.  Click here to find out more information on the WISEWOMAN program and eligibility requirements.  To enroll in this program, please call  (574) 247-6053 or (866) 274-6446 and talk to one of our specialists.

Women found to have any factors that lead to heart disease are eligible for free lifestyle intervention programs or community resources.  Gym memberships, lifestyle health coaching, weight loss groups and more are available in our area free of charge to help women take charge of their health and hearts.
 

Some of our partners are: Bendix Family Physcians, Eastlake Athletic Clubs, Elkhart General, Heart City Clinic, the KROC Center, Lincoln Avenue Family Medicine, Memorial Hospital, Michiana YMCA, Purdue Extension of St. Joseph County, Sister Maura Brannick Clinic, St. Joseph Family Medicine Center, St. Joseph Hospital. 


For more information:

INDIANA'S WISEWOMAN SITE
Indiana Press Release Announcing WISEWOMAN Grant 7/2013
Centers for Disease Control WISEWOMAN Site
 



 
Please click on the following pages for more information:

IN WISEWOMAN was featured in Sassy Magazine for National Diabetes Awareness Month!
Check it out here


Are you Eligible for HIP 2.0??
HIP 2.0 is Indiana's affordable healthcare plan for Hoosiers. New openings are available and will provide health coverage to thousands of adults.
Click here for the requirements.


Need help completing the application? Covering Kids and Families will be by your side throughout the whole process.  Contact Jim Baxter at jbaxter@uhs-in.org or leave him a voicemail on the UHS main phone line at (574) 247-6047 x112.
 

Quit Smoking for Good!
Smoking Cessation in St. Joseph & Elkhart Counties
CDC's WISEWOMAN Quit Tips

 
 


Hand Outs for Indiana WISEWOMAN
Healthy Weight Loss Tips
10,000 Steps Monthly Calenders
Increase Your Daily Steps
Body Mass Index Chart





Nutrition websites not connected to WISEWOMAN that may be useful to clients:
UNITY Garden Classes - Free
American Heart Association: 
Lowering Cholesterol through Cooking 
High Blood Pressure: Heart Healthy Cooking 
Livestrong: Diet and Nutrition
Spend Smart. Eat Smart.  - Low cost recipes and tips on how to grocery shop
Good and Cheap Cookbook  This is a cookbook and pdf that is free for everyone. 




Other Resources:
Are you having trouble paying for your medications? Check out needymeds.org to see if there is help available.

Contact us at (574) 314-5422 if you are looking for additional resources.

For local assistance resources, please feel free to call the United Way referral line at 2-1-1 or go to their website.



Articles:

Strokes are the third leading cause of death for women in the United States.  Do you know the symptoms?  Read more here.


 


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