The Connecticut Early Detection and Prevention Program (CEDPP) consist of the Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (CBCCEDP) and the Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN).
The Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
The CBCCEDP Screening and Diagnostic Services is for women 21-64 years and include:
- Office Visits
- Screening and Diagnostic Mammograms
- Breast Biopsies
- Breast Ultrasounds
- Fine Needle Aspirations
- Pap Tests
- Colposcopies and Colposcopy-Directed Biopsies
- Loop Electrode Excision Procedure (LEEP)
- Surgical Consultations
- Clinical Breast Exams
The Connecticut Department of Public Health’s WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation) Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-sponsored program designed to help 30-64 year old women reduce their risk for heart disease and promote a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Connecticut’s WISEWOMAN program, administered by the Department of Public Health (DPH), provides women found at risk for cardiovascular disease an opportunity to participate in a lifestyle modification program, which includes nutrition and physical activity interventions.The WISEWOMAN program incorporates cardiovascular disease screening and intervention services into the healthcare delivery system of the current DPH Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program contracted health care provider sites. In addition to a clinical breast exam, pap test, and mammogram, women who participate in the WISEWOMAN Program receive screening for cardiovascular disease. WISEWOMAN services include:
- Blood pressure
- Blood glucose testing, and
- Life style programs
To be eligible for the WISEWOMAN Program, a woman must be enrolled in the department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program; be 30 to 64 years of age; have an income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level; have no health insurance; have an insurance deductible of $1,000 or more; or have health insurance that excludes routine blood pressure screening, lipid profile, and blood glucose screenings.