The Health Promotion 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 screenings and/or follow-up services to women in Wake County. Women may be eligible if they are between the ages of
40–64, have a household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines, 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.
(para español llame al 919-250-3821)
Wake County WISEWOMAN Project (WW)
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 and 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.
Tobacco Prevention and Control
Wake County Human Services’ Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section houses the TPC program which aims to prevent deaths and health problems attributable to tobacco use within Wake County. This initiative, formerly known as Project ASSIST, is focused on promoting smoke-free environments, tobacco-free lifestyles, awareness education about the harms of all tobacco products, prevention of youth initiation of tobacco use, and linkage to evidence-based cessation resources for youth and adults who wish to quit tobacco use. Also, this program provides technical support for the implementation of sound, tobacco-free policies.
For more information, contact Michelle Mulvihill at 919-250-1171.
Active Routes to School
Active Routes to School provides support to schools and other partners to implement programs, activities and policies that make it safer and more fun for K–8 students to walk and bicycle to school. The project broadly supports increased access to physical activity to improve health and academic achievement for students, as well as wider community benefits such as reduced traffic congestion and improved safety for all people who walk and bicycle.
For questions, contact Jennifer Delcourt at 919-212-8465.