The Chronic Disease Prevention Section of Wake County Human Services provides a set of chronic disease prevention and management services to address obesity, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, breast and cervical cancer, and tobacco education to at-risk populations and communities experiencing the greatest disparities. Emphasis is placed on uninsured populations and those least likely to access preventative health services.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP)
The Wake County Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) provides free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screening and follow-up services to eligible women in Wake County. Women are eligible if they are between the ages of 40-64, have a household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level, are uninsured or underinsured; and are without Medicare Part B or Medicaid.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 919-212-9310.
Wake County WISEWOMAN Project (WWW)
The Wake County WISEWOMAN Project (WW) provides free cardiovascular health screenings to the women enrolled in the BCCCP Program. Women will receive screening for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, body mass index as well as physical activity and nutrition education counseling. If necessary, women will be referred to a medical provider for follow up treatment for abnormal lab values. All women will receive educational materials and follow up phone calls to check in on their progress toward accomplishing their lifestyle goals.
For more information, please call: 919-250-3990.
Educate Our Women
Through a grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Wake County Human Services has established the "Educate Our Women" program. This program seeks to improve, promote and maintain the breast health of at-risk women in Wake County ages 25 and older.
To receive other information about this program or to schedule a mammogram, please call 919-431-4032.
Project ASSIST (American Stop Smoking Intervention STudy)
This project provides technical support on the implementation of sound tobacco free policies and recruits members to join the Project ASSIST Coalition to support action plan activities developed by the coalition. Project ASSIST also provides tobacco cessation training for the community and coalition members.
For questions, contact Ronda Sanders at 919-431-4026.