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Women's Health Partnership Campaign

Cancer and heart disease are the leading causes of death for Michigan women, and to tackle this issue the Cancer Prevention and Control Section of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has screening programs for women. The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BC3NP) provides breast and cervical cancer screening to eligible women.  The WISEWOMAN Program provides screening for heart disease risk factors and health coaching to make lifestyle changes. 

To promote these programs the Cancer Section of MDHHS began the Women’s Health Partnership Campaign to partner with organizations to:

  • Enroll women for lifesaving health screenings.
  • Engage women in services for themselves and their families.
  • Help women take advantage of FREE health services in the communities they serve.
  • Interested in joining our women’s health campaign?  Send an email to MDHHS-WomensHealthPartner@michigan.gov for more information.

  • Check out our partners! Come back often to see the list grow.

    Bay County Health Department Brilliant Detroit
    Brogan & Partners Cedar Springs Public Library
    Deckerville Public Library Disability Advocates of Kent County
    Disability Network Eastern Michigan Fremont Area District Library
    Holly Township Library Kellogg Community College Library
    Michigan's Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program Michigan's Bureau of HIV and STI Program
    Michigan's Colorectal Control Program Michigan's Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
    Michigan's Lung Cancer Early Detection Program Michigan's Program for Breast Cancer in Young Adults
    Michigan's Women's Commission Michigan's WISEWOMAN Program
    Northfield Township Area Library Priority Health
    Public Health Nutrition: Oakland County Health Division Shelby Area District Library
    W'SUP: Wayne State University Prevention

     

  • What do you need me to do?

    The Cancer Prevention and Control Section of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services needs your help to promote the BC3NP and WISEWOMAN Programs.  Go to the Promote the Women's Health Partnership Campaign section for tools and information you can share through your current email and social media accounts.

     

    What is the BC3NP?

    The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BC3NP) provides low-income women access to breast and cervical cancer screening services (mammograms and Pap tests) and follow-up care if that should be needed. The program does not pay for cancer treatment, but women may be eligible for a special Medicaid program through BC3NP that will cover cancer treatment. More information about services is available under the What is BC3NP? section on the program page.

     

    What is WISEWOMAN?

    The WISEWOMAN Program helps participants understand their cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and make healthy lifestyle choices. More information about services is available under the What is WISEWOMAN? section on the program page.

     

    Who is eligible for the BC3NP and WISEWOMAN Programs?

    These federal programs are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Those who are eligible for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BC3NP) and the WISEWOMAN program include women; transgender or gender nonconforming (taken from CDC guidance), who are uninsured or underinsured, at or below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines, aged 40 to 64 years for breast cancer and WISEWOMAN services, and aged 21-64 years for cervical cancer services. Eligible clients who will benefit from these two programs include those who are at increased risk of breast cancer, cervical cancer, and heart disease and need preventive health screenings as part of their wellness routine.

     

    Can transgender (trans) men, trans women, and non-binary people receive services through the BC3NP and WISEWOMAN Programs?

    Yes, people that meet the eligibility requirements may receive the program-covered services that they need. If a trans man, trans woman, non-binary person, or their healthcare provider has a question about program eligibility please call the toll-free phone line at 844-446-8727.

     

    Are there social media materials available for transgender and non-binary people?

    Yes, the National LGBT Cancer Network has co-brandable social media graphics available to address the different needs for cancer screenings in LGBTQ+ communities.

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Graphics

    Chest Cancer Awareness Social Media Graphics

     

    What if I am a man with concerns about my breast health?

    If a man has symptoms or changes in breast health, see your doctor right away. For information about breast cancer in men, including the most common symptoms, see the following resource.

    Breast Cancer in Men: Rare but Real. A Warning Sign for the Whole Family

     

    Is there a cost to being a campaign partner?

    There is no cost to being a Women’s Health Partner for the BC3NP and WISEWOMAN Programs except your time. Check back under the Help Us Promote the Women’s Health Partnership Campaign section for tools and information you can share through your existing email and social media accounts.