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Heart Healthy Hoosiers

The Heart Healthy Hoosiers Program, modeled on The Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) Program, provides services to adults 18 and older, regardless of insurance, at community events and through targeted health care systems located in rural areas and among minority populations.

Targeted populations include those who have not received preventive CVD screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic and/or did not receive screenings due to the pandemic and who are at higher risk of adverse side-effects from COVID-19 due to risk factors such as overweight, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and other cardiovascular related risk factors. Target counties include rural counties and those with lower vaccination rates based on IDOH vaccination data.  Referrals to COVID-19 tests and/or vaccines will occur at these screening events and/or may be available at the screening site itself.

This program aims to increase access to COVID-19 resources, vaccines and tests, as well as physical activity and nutrition programs, education and materials to promote long-lasting heart healthy lifestyles, decreasing risk for adverse effects of COVID-19 and other diseases.

For more information and details on the Heart Healthy Hoosiers Program, contact:
Tricia Runningen

Lauren Casey

Differences between WISEWOMAN and Heart Healthy Hoosiers


Heart Healthy Hoosiers Expansion

Gender Identities




MUST be enrolled in or navigated through BCCP

NOT REQUIRED to be enrolled in or navigated through BCCP


40 to 64

18 and up (no upper limit)


Uninsured or underinsured

Insurance status is not considered

Income level

Less than 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

Up to 350 percent of poverty level


Screened through WISEWOMAN

Screening may take place elsewhere

All HBSS (health coaching, DPP, ESMM, TOPS, BPSM)


Lifestyle program supports


Location of screenings                                                                              

Throughout the state at approved sites

At contracted clinics

Initial screening

Specific day/time frame

Rolling enrollment

Referral to HBSSParticipant receives information following event OR is referred the same dayOccurs at the time of initial screening.


*Either at rescreening event OR at partnering clinic

At same clinic initial screening occurred

Timing of ScreenSix to eight months laterSix to eight months later