2019 Policy Forum on Improving Cancer Outcomes in Louisiana

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:30pm
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
C. B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center, 2328 Irene Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Conference Center’s Seminar Room CC326
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host a policy forum focused on improvng cancer outcomes in Louisiana at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge on December, 5th at 12:30pm. 

This event will explore ways we can improve cancer outcomes the our state by addressing access and tobacco issues. For the access portion of the event, we will focus on coverage gaps, disparities among populations, and other emerging access issues, such as protecting those individuals with pre-existing conditions. During the tobacco portion of the event, we plan to discuss several ways we can improve our tobacco policies at the state level by implementing smoke-free workplaces, increasing tobacco prevention funding and tobacco taxes, and raising the age of sale for tobacco products to 21. Additionally, this segment will feature an analysis of the new tactics the tobacco industry uses to continue to hook Louisianan’s to these deadly products. 

This is a premiere event that brings together key leaders and decision makers in business, education, medical research, cancer care, government, and health policy. This event not only helps unite those across the state of Louisiana who are fighting to end cancer, but serves to empower ACS CAN, and its work to ensure that elected officials across the country make cancer a top priority. 

The event will be free for all who attend but everyone must register. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.