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Blog posts tagged "palliative care"

February 10, 2017

Taking on Cancer in Your State Capitol

February 10, 2017

Throughout the country, in every state, territory and Washington D.C., ACS CAN staff and volunteers have hit the ground running in 2017, working with local lawmakers to pass and implement public health policies proven to have the highest impact in saving lives from cancer.

February 16, 2016

Taking a Stand at the Statehouse

February 16, 2016

ACS CANŠ—'s Indiana Day at the Capitol event was one of nearly 50 similar events scheduled to take place in almost every state and the District of Columbia between January and May this year. During 2016 state sessions ACS CAN will be working to convince lawmakers to pass comprehensive smoke-free laws, increase tobacco taxes, improving the quality of life for cancer patients, prohibit the use of tanning devices for minors and guarantee access to health care and lifesaving cancer screenings.

October 1, 2015

Palliative Care: Is Your State Making the Grade?

October 1, 2015

Large hospitals tend to be the major providers of palliative care services, but just how many hospitals are meeting this need? That's what the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) set out to discover in their 2015 State-by-State Report Card on Access to Palliative Care in Our Nation's Hospitals.

September 28, 2015

Hundreds of ACS CAN Volunteers in DC Urging Congress to Fight Cancer

September 28, 2015

Today is the start of ACS CANŠ—'s signature annual event: our Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. WeŠ—'ll be welcoming more than 750 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district to Washington, D.C. for three days of training, presentations, media opportunities and, of course, meetings with lawmakers.

August 6, 2015

How Does Your State Measure Up on Policies to Fight Cancer?

August 6, 2015

According to a new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? released today, most state legislatures are missing opportunities to enact laws and policies that could not only save lives, but also generate new revenue and long-term health care savings.

September 8, 2013

ACS CAN's Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Lobby Day

September 8, 2013

Today is the start of ACS CAN's signature annual event: our Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. We'll be welcoming more than 600 cancer patients, advocates, survivors, caregivers and their families from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district to Washington, D.C.

August 15, 2013

How Does Your State Measure Up on Policies to Fight Cancer?

August 15, 2013

Unfortunately, for most of you the answer to the question above is Š—“not well.Š— According to a new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? released today, many state legislatures are missing opportunities to enact laws and policies that could not only generate new revenue and long-term health savings, but also save lives.