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Wisewoman works; a collection of success stories on empowering women to stop smoking
  • Published Date:
    2006 reprint
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.) ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ;
  • Description:
    Empowering women to stop smoking and to build healthy hearts -- Acknowledgments -- Success at the grassroots level -- How you can use these success stories -- About the WISEWOMAN Program -- -- Success Stories: Empowering and Motivating Women -- 1. Vermont Ladies First Program helps long-time smoker stop for good -- 2.WISEWOMAN uses motivational interviewing to Help Alaska Native -- women quit tobacco -- 3. Alaska's Southcentral Foundation engages women to learn about tobacco risks -- -- Expanding Staff Capacity -- 4. South Dakota partners with an expert to help women quit smoking -- 5. WISEWOMAN and Alaska native partners build support for nicotine dependence treatment -- -- Giving Access to Counseling and Medication -- 6. Partnership provides nicotine replacement therapy to Vermont women who need it most -- 7. Massachusetts partners offer a continuum of treatment interventions for tobacco users -- 8. Voucher is key to helping iowa women quit smoking -- -- Responding to Women's Needs -- 9. Nebraska WISEWOMAN Program tailors smoking cessation intervention to the women it serves -- 10. A New Leaf helps North Carolina women cope with emotional addiction to tobacco -- 11. Connecticut QuitLine helps WISEWOMAN program serve Spanish-speaking women -- -- Building Partnerships -- 12. Conferences unite communities to raise women's awareness of smoking risks -- 13. March of Dimes funding helps Michigan women quit smoking -- -- Appendixes -- A. Writing your own success stories -- B. Resources -- C. WISEWOMAN programs and contacts

    "Women who smoke have a much greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke than nonsmokers, but with the right tools and information, these women have a much better chance to kick smoking and make other healthy, lasting changes in their lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) program is designed to promote the cardiovascular health of uninsured and underinsured women 40 to 64 years of age, with a major focus on smoking cessation. Over the last decade, 15 WISEWOMAN projects have been launched across the country, reaching more than 26,000 underserved women to date. The WISEWOMAN program allows women to attend smoking cessation classes, receive reliable health advice, identify important health goals, and participate in blood pressure or cholesterol screenings. WISEWOMAN Works: A Collection of Success Stories on Empowering Women to Stop Smoking highlights some of the ways the WISEWOMAN program is making a difference for women smokers. These stories will demonstrate how many communities have established strong partnerships, overcome cultural and geographic health barriers, and maximized resources to expand their reach. By working together, we can help thousands more women to stop smoking and start down a path to a healthier future." - p. 2

    "This publication was updated in 2006 to include current contact information for the participating WISEWOMAN programs listed in Appendix C."

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