The Oregon WISEWOMAN program requires that all women receiving WISEWOMAN screenings that have an abnormal or alert screening value are referred to an approved lifestyle intervention. The lifestyle interventions that have been approved are Living Well with Chronic Conditions and New Leaf: Choices for Healthy Living.
In addition, women with normal screening values can be referred to either Living Well or New Leaf, although referral is not required.
Below you will find some information about Living Well and New Leaf, as well as other information that can help support WISEWOMAN clients in making healthy lifestyle changes.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions
Living Well with Chronic Conditions (the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, or CDSMP) is a six-week workshop that provides tools for living a healthy life with chronic health conditions. Through weekly sessions, the workshop provides support for continuing normal daily activities and dealing with the emotions that chronic conditions may bring about. Living Well is also available in a Spanish language, culturally adapted version called Tomando Control de su Salud.
Living Well and Tomando Control are available in communities across Oregon through organizations like local health departments, Area Agencies on Aging, hospitals, clinics, and Extension Services.
To learn more about Living Well, visit the Living Well Web site, contact 1-888-576-7414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Leaf: Choices for Healthy Living
New Leaf: Choices for Healthy Living was developed by the University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. New Leaf is an individual counseling-based intervention delivered over three sessions. New Leaf aims to help low income women ages 40-64 achieve healthier lifestyles and reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease. New Leaf focuses specifically on those behaviors that contribute directly to cardiovascular disease – nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco use. New Leaf sessions are delivered by a trained health educator, nurse, physician, or practitioner in the following way:
Session 1: 60 minutes, delivered within one month of the client’s original screening date
Session 2: 30-45 minutes, delivered within three months of the client’s original screening date
Session 3: 15 minutes, delivered within six months of the client’s original screening date
Each New Leaf participant receives a New Leaf manual, Healthy Recipes Cookbook, and Exercise Module.
New Leaf is also available in Spanish. The New Leaf manual in Spanish has been culturally adapted and was developed by San Diego State University and the California WISEWOMAN Program.