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Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation





California’s WISEWOMAN (CAWW) Program, Heart of the Family/Corazón de la Familia, receives funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The priority of the WISEWOMAN Program is risk reduction with a focus on hypertension control, which aligns with and supports Million Hearts.

CAWW is a sister program to Every Woman Counts, Department of Health Care Services' Cancer Detection and Treatment Branch. Working together, the programs offer women access to services in one location. CAWW operates at the local level providing low-income, and under-insured women, 40 to 64 years of age, with chronic disease risk factor screening, health coaching, and community referral services in an effort to prevent cardiovascular disease.
The overarching goal of CAWW is to provide women with the knowledge, skills, and opportunity to improve diet, physical activity, and other behaviors in order to create lasting, healthy life habits to prevent, delay, or control cardiovascular and other chronic diseases.
Program sites currently participating in Heart of the Family during 2013-2017 are:
  • Logan Heights Family Health Center of San Diego, San Diego County
  • Northeast Valley Health Corporation, Los Angeles County
  • Vista Community Clinic - Vale Terrace, San Diego County
As funding permits, expansion to other California locations is planned.
Success Story: Spreading the National DPP
 Burden of Cardiovascular Disease Among Latina Women in Los Angeles and San Diego.pdf
Family Health Centers of San Diego Wins National “Million Hearts” Award 
2014 Hypertension Champions Family Health Centers of San Diego
Congratulations to the Family Health Centers of San Diego who received a prestigious Million Hearts award presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health center was recognized for its ability to achieve hypertension control rates of 70 percent or more among patients.
For more information see the  Million Hearts - Hypertension Control Challenge Champions 2014
Resources and Links 

California Smokers' Helpline

American Heart Association

Warning Signs of Heart Attack and Stroke

National WISEWOMAN Program

CAWW curriculum has been identified by the Center of Excellence for Training and Research Translation as an effective intervention to help women prevent, delay and control cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. For more information on California’s intervention, visit the Center of Excellence for Training and Resources


Last modified on: 10/27/2016 5:06 PM