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Our Partners

Healthy North Dakota

Women's Way is helping build a healthy North Dakota by providing education about the importance of early detection and providing regular screening for breast and cervical cancer to eligible North Dakota women. Healthy North Dakota supports Women's Way by sharing the importance of breast and cervical health across all of Healthy North Dakota.

Comprehensive Cancer Control

The North Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control staff works with state stakeholders (North Dakota Cancer Coalition (NDCC) members and other partners) in promotion of a common vision for comprehensive cancer prevention and control, implementation of the North Dakota Cancer Control Plan and utilization of available resources by:

Jesse Tran
Program Coordinator
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
North Dakota Department of Health


North Dakota Statewide Cancer Registry

North Dakota Statewide Cancer Registry collects incidence and mortality data on  all  North Dakota residents who are diagnosed and treated for cancer. Providing complete and accurate data for evaluating the cancer burden on the state’s residents is one of the North Dakota Statewide Cancer Registry’s goals. The program is operated by the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences on behalf of the  North Dakota Department of Health.

Yun (Lucy) Zheng, MD, CTR
Program Director
North Dakota Statewide Cancer Registry
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of North Dakota


The North Dakota Cancer Coalition

The North Dakota Cancer Coalition is made up of partners such as Women's Way from across the state who work together with the common goal of reducing the incidence and impact of cancer among North Dakotans. North Dakota Cancer Coalition partners work together in implementing the North Dakota's Cancer Control Plan.

For more information about the North Dakota Cancer Coalition, go to


ACS American Cancer Society

The North Dakota American Cancer Society and Women's Way have different missions yet one goal – to detect breast and cervical cancer in early stages in order to reduce cancer mortality. Both organizations focus on education and early detection.
Women's Way provides breast and cervical cancer screening to eligible women, and the American Cancer Society addresses the needs of breast and cervical cancer patients. Both organizations collaborate on several projects that educate and challenge women to bring information and action back to their community. For cancer information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call 1.800.ACS.2345.


Reach to Recovery

Reach to Recovery (RTR) is the American Cancer Society (ACS) program for breast cancer information and support. All RTR volunteers are breast cancer survivors trained to visit with people who have a concern about breast cancer, including women who are newly diagnosed or who already have begun breast cancer treatment.

The partnership between Women's Way and the Reach to Recovery program is very complementary. Women's Way provides screening for eligible clients, and RTR is available to visit with anyone who requests a visit, whether or not she has a positive result on her mammogram. RTR volunteers may be called at any time during the screening continuum to offer support and information to the Women's Way client.

The ACS and Women's Way are strong partners, each enhancing the other's efforts. If breast cancer is detected during a Women's Way screening, RTR may be contacted to give support, information and direction.

Delorse Tschider
Reach to Recovery State Coordinator
American Cancer Society-North Dakota
1108 19th Street S.E.
Mandan, ND 58554
Tel: 701.663.3403 


Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

Women’s Way is working with the North Dakota Department of Health's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to promote healthy, tobacco-free lifestyles. Smoking causes cancer in many parts of the body and is associated with an increased risk for cervical cancer. When a woman enrolls in Women’s Way, she is assessed for tobacco use and offered information about quitting and a referral to NDQuits, North Dakota's tobacco cessation program, or a local cessation program.



Women’s Way is working with the ND Quits.  NDQuits offers free services to North Dakota residents to help them quit using tobacco. Here you'll find several free tobacco cessation programs to help you quit and stay quit - your way.

There is more than one way to quit tobacco. No single method of quitting works for everyone. NDQuits offers several free options so you can find the way that works best for you. All NDQuits services include free counseling, advice and support and free nicotine replacement products for those who qualify.

We’re here to help
Find your way.
Take the first Step
Call our toll-free number, 1.800.QUIT.NOW (1.800.784.8669)
TDD users can call toll-free at 1.800.842.4681


North Dakota Health Care Review, Inc.

"Women's Way is dedicated to ensuring that all North Dakota women have access to preventive health-care services. This organization has been able to reach into communities, finding people who need help and leading them to people who can help. They have been very effective partners in promoting the early detection of breast and cervical cancer throughout the state. In short, Women's Way is saving lives in North Dakota."

Barbara Groutt
North Dakota Health Care Review, Inc.


Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota

"Women's Way is a program that ensures that all women in North Dakota receive a basic level of preventive health care. Through community-based program efforts, uninsured and underinsured women receive screening services for breast and cervical cancer. In addition, all women in the state are exposed to messages about breast and cervical health. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota supports Women’s Way in its comprehensive approach to reducing death and disability from breast and cervical cancer in North Dakota."

Eunah K. Fischer, MD, FACP
Interim Chief Medical Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota

Betsy Dalrymple

Women’s Way is making a difference for thousands of North Dakota women. Providing eligible women with breast and cervical cancer screening services since September 1997, many precious lives have been saved. Women’s Way provides services statewide and continues to reach out to women who would not be able to obtain these services otherwise. Women’s Way clients are usually able to go to their regular health-care provider for their clinical checkup, mammogram and Pap test. If they do not have a health-care provider, Women’s Way Local Coordinators assist them in finding a provider and making these important appointments.”

Betsy Dalrymple
Former First Lady of North Dakota, 2010 to 2016

Mikey Hoeven

"Early detection is your best protection. Regular appointments for mammograms and Pap tests are important to finding breast and cervical cancer early. Women's Way provides invaluable services for breast and cervical cancer screening to eligible women of North Dakota. With programs like Women's Way helping to educate women about the importance of good health, we are making great strides in winning the battle against breast and cervical cancer."

Mikey L. Hoeven
Former First Lady of North Dakota, 2001 – 2010 


Nancy Jones Schafer

"Women's Way is a tremendous program for North Dakota! Not only does it provide breast and cervical cancer screening services for eligible North Dakota women, but it teaches women about the importance of taking good care of themselves – and the importance of early detection. Good health is so very important to our state's future. With programs like this, North Dakota is on its way to better health. Here's to Women's Way!"

Nancy Jones Schafer
Former First Lady of North Dakota, 1992 – 2000