Health Equity and Access to Care Policy Forum
The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) have an ambitious goal to achieve a 40% reduction in cancer mortality in the United States by 2035. If we are to achieve that goal, we must fight to achieve health equity, the just and fair opportunity for everyone to prevent, find, treat and survive cancer – regardless of how much money they make, the color of their skin, their sexual orientation, their gender identity, their disability status, or where they live.
This event will focus on health equity and its impact on access to care in the cancer space. The panel discussion will include key stakeholders throughout the health community, including leaders in business, academia, public policy, patient advocacy, provider groups, as well as other key stakeholders.
We will discuss and answer questions around health equity and access to care.
- What is health equity and what are we doing to close the gap for cancer patients in Tennessee?
- How can we improve patient access to healthcare to improve cancer mortality in Tennessee?
- What policies does ACS CAN advocate for that ensure access to quality, affordable and comprehensive health insurance including efforts to curb the availability of inadequate health plans and protect and enhance Medicaid eligibility.