County Gets Grant to Screen Low Income Women for Heart Disease

From the McHenry County Health Department:

Health Department receives WISEWOMAN grant

Low-income women eligible for cardiovascular disease risk screening

WOODSTOCK IL – McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) has been awarded funding to evaluate income-qualified women forcardiovascular and other chronic disease risk factors.

A grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) allows the Health Department to assess risk factors and link at-risk women to health coaching and services that can help a client to reduce those risks through improved diet, physical activity and tobacco cessation.

The WISEWOMAN award, standing for Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation, provides funds for the Health Department to add cardiovascular and chronic disease risk assessment services to those currently offered by the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP).

In a 2017 McHenry County Healthy Community Study, heart disease was found to be the second leading cause of death and stroke was fifth.

“It’s gratifying that now when clients come to us for a breast and cervical exam, we can also offer them screening and support for other chronic diseases that greatly affect women’s health.” Says Jennifer Northern, R.N., IBCCP Program Director at MCDH.

Women who are uninsured, under-insured or unable to pay high deductibles may be eligible for IBCCP and WISEWOMAN health services.  For more information or to make an appointment call the Health Department at 815-334-0232 or visit our website


County Gets Grant to Screen Low Income Women for Heart Disease — 6 Comments

  1. The family values, God fearing, compassionate conservative, fiscally responsible person inside me must ask whether the need for this grant has been determined beyond any reasonable doubt. If not, the money could be better spent to incentivize the private sector. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  2. They don’t seem to matter.

    It’s the ‘not so new’ war on men!

    Truly I’m tiring of providing, doing, things due to a person ‘s sex.

    It’s ridiculous and all part of the plan to divide.

  3. So true! Men have been oppressed throughout the entire civilization. It is time to liberate men! Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  4. Very likely unconstitutional to exclude men from heart screening. Men are being discriminated against. Where the H*** is the “Inclusion” that the Democrats and their mostly left wing media are always talking about?

  5. Welfarites must have their lives prolonged for higher democrat voting percentages.

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