The BeWise Program provides cardiovascular health screening and health coaching to eligible Utah women. The program partners with the Utah Cancer Control Program to link women to screening for breast and cervical cancers.
BeWise is for women ages 40-64 who are mid-to-low-income, underinsured, or uninsured.
The goal of BeWise is to provide women with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to improve diet, physical activity, and other lifestyle behaviors to prevent, delay, and control cardiovascular and other chronic diseases.
The Utah BeWise Program receives money from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention to provide these services. Utah is one of only 21 BeWise (also known as WISEWOMAN) programs funded by the CDC.
Eligible women enrolled in for the BeWise Program may receive the following health services:
Clinical breast exam
Blood pressure test
Blood sugar (glucose or A1c) test
Access to a personal health coach, who will work with you to set personal wellness goals
Referral to other health programs (ie Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Prevention Program, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Weight Watchers Membership)
Medical referral and follow-up are provided as appropriate