2020 Colorado Policy Forum
Embarking Upon a New Era of Cancer Prevention & Early Detection
The 2020 Policy Forum will focus upon Colorado’s unique potential for embarking on a new era of cancer prevention and early detection. Studies have shown how lifestyle, medical, environmental, and genetic factors relate to cancer and other diseases, and have contributed to the 25% drop in cancer death rates since 1991. More systematic efforts to reduce tobacco use and obesity, improve diet, and increase physical activity and the use of established screening tests could alleviate additional cancer morbidity and mortality. However, the use of potentially lifesaving prevention and early detection measures is suboptimal and profoundly influenced by individual behaviors, as well as social, economic, and public policy factors.
The 2020 Policy Forum will be held virtually and organized through the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nation’s largest patient advocacy organization in the country, in partnership with stakeholders from the local cancer prevention community. ACS CAN is a leader among nonprofits in Colorado in convening an annual policy forum dedicated to current and emerging policy issues that affect cancer patients and their caregivers throughout the state. For 2020, we are excited to announce that the primary public policy focus of the event will be upon science and evidence-based cancer prevention efforts for the next decade and beyond. Key stakeholders from the health care industry, nonprofit, government, and academic sectors will join cancer patients and caregivers virtually for a status report on state and federal policies that impact cancer prevention opportunities and endeavors in Colorado.
For more information or to sponsor, please contact R.J. Ours at [email protected], or by phone at 303-748-7357.