Washington, D.C. – Advocates and volunteers from the Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC) will be on Capitol Hill today to share their stories with lawmakers as part of the coalition’s sixth annual lobby day.
Palliative Care Press Releases
Legislators Praised for Making Palliative Care Information Available to More Cancer Patients and Others with Serious Illnesses
The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill to support the implementation of a Palliative Care Advisory Council within the Louisiana Department of Health to provide consumer and provider education on services available throughout the state.
Bossier City Father Whose 10-Year-Old Daughter Died of Cancer Spoke at Louisiana Capitol Today about Need for Palliative Care
Trey Gibson who lost his 10-year-old daughter, Emilie, to cancer spoke on the steps of the state capitol about the need for palliative care throughout Louisiana as part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) annual Day at the Capitol in Baton Rouge.
Nearly 100 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state gathered in Madison today to urge lawmakers to improve the care and quality of life for patients with long-term illnesses.
More than 100 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state will gather in Madison next week to urge lawmakers to improve the care and quality of life for patients with long-term illnesses.
Frankfort, KY.–March 26, 2019–The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends Sen. Julie Raque Adams, the Kentucky general assembly and Gov.
Frankfort, KY – February 21, 2019 – Cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Kentucky State Capitol today to call on the Legislature to prioritize the 26,400 Kentuckians who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2019.
Health Advocates and Lawmakers Unite to Improve Quality of Care For West Virginia Patients and Families
Charleston, W. Va., – Feb. 19, 2019 –Last month, the newly formed State Advisory Coalition on Palliative Care had its first meeting. This coalition was formed through legislation and signed into law by the Governor in 2018.
Cancer patients, survivors and caregivers will tune into the president’s State of the Union address to see if the president will commit to strengthen the nation's health care system, support life-saving medical research and improve quality of life for patients.
Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, students and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) rallied at New Mexico's Roundhouse today in support of increasing the state’s tobacco tax by $1.50 per pack and prohibiting minors under the age of 18 from using tanning devices.