Women's Health Initiative

The new Women’s Health Initiative aims to promote wellness among women with diabetes and those who are at risk of developing the disease. It also focuses on reducing racial and income disparities that affect women’s access to health care and the quality of the care they receive. The initiative will reach its goals by improving diabetes awareness, screening, prevention and education among women in South Carolina.

Five programs have been funded under this initiative:

  • Women Against Diabetes through Empowerment — Medical University of South Carolina
  • Regional Integrated Life-Cycle Diabetes Program for Women — Clemson Rural Health of Clemson University
  • Rural Health Services Women’s Diabetes Program — Rural Health Services, Inc.
  • Wellness and Empowerment for All Women — Prisma Health Upstate
  • Women in Control of Diabetes — Prisma Health Midlands

These programs aim to empower women with diabetes to take control of their health, to have healthier pregnancies and healthier children, and to be agents of positive change for their families and communities.

This chart shows the combined number of women, diabetes type and program category of enrollment in the five Women’s Health Initiative programs.

PreconceptionPostpartumGeneral Women’s CareTotal
Type 1Type 2At risk for diabetes mellitusType 1Type 2At risk for diabetes mellitusType 1Type 2At risk for diabetes mellitus 

Your team is always friendly and caring. Being in the program, I’ve become more aware of my diabetes. I’m incredibly grateful for all of you.

Women’s Health Initiative participant