Illinois WISEWOMAN Program
CSFA Number: 482-00-0923
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Pam Jefferies
Short Description
The Illinois WISEWOMAN Program (IWP) provides funding to Lead Agencies who also administer the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) to provide cardiovascular screening and health coaching services to women, ages 40 to 64, whose income is at or below 250% of the federal poverty level, who are uninsured or underinsured.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Public Law 101-354, Public Law 103-183
Public Law 106-354
20 ILCS 2310/2310-25
Objectives and Goals
Through the implementation of the Program components, recipients of the IWP grant will:

• Provide screening, risk reduction counseling, health behavior support options, referral, and follow-up for CVD risk factors to IWP participants;
• Document services provided to IWP clients in the Cornerstone Data System;
• Monitor the quality of and correct all errors in the data submitted to CDC twice per year (corrections will be made, with verification returned to IWP staff in the time frame requested);
• Send appropriate staff to IWP meetings, participate in IWP teleconferences and send new staff to orientation and Cornerstone training;
• Send at least two staff members to the Office of Women’s Health Annual Conference;
• Follow the guidelines in the IWP Policy and Procedure Manual and policy changes disseminated to the grantees throughout the grant year;
• Submit all required reports (e.g. budget, caseload, etc.) by the date specified by the Program, along with the correct number of copies and any requested attachments; and
• Partner and link with external resources to expand the supportive services available to IWP participants.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Specific long-term goals include:

• To partner with IWP lead agencies to provide screening, risk reduction counseling, health coaching, referral, and follow-up for CVD risk factors to IWP participants.

• To improve the CVD risk factors in women participating in LSPs from baseline to post-intervention and the one-year follow-up.

• To establish protocols to collect data that will monitor progress, track outcomes, and evaluate the IWP to provide evidence for program effectiveness.

• To partner with community organizations and strengthen community linkages in each IWP provider community to provide the target population with support to improve healthy behaviors such as increased physical activity, smoking cessation, and healthy eating and cooking.
Eligibility Requirements
Current IBCCP providers who elect to participate in IWP
Eligible Applicants
For-Profit Organizations; Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Continuing grant application process through the IDPH Electronic Grants Application Management System where lead agencies detail scope of need in their community and their ability to continue with program implementation. Illinois WISEWOMAN Program grant applications are reviewed for completeness and accuracy on a non-competitive basis.
Assistance Consideration
Respond to questions via phone call or email
Post Assistance Requirements
Upon grant award each lead agency is provided with technical assistance to explain deadlines for reimbursements and quarterly reports; provide feedback on quarterly reports; conduct annual site visits.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
IWP Policy and Procedure Manual is updated annually and provided to the Lead Agencies along with a web-based tutorial. Be Wise guide is provided to Lead Agency staff to direct the provision of health coaching services to participants.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $617,195
FY 2019 : $720,000
FY 2020 : $772,725
FY 2021 : $772,725
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
06180041HAsian Human Services Family Health Center, Inc.10/01/201909/30/2021326,090
06180036HMercy Hospital & Medical Center10/01/201909/30/2021266,090
06180042HCounty of McHenry10/01/201909/30/2021169,890
06180039HStephenson County Health Department10/01/201909/30/2021140,630
06180040HTazewell County Health Department10/01/201909/30/2021125,530