ACS CAN Submits Testimony on Policies to Reduce Health Disparities in Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis and Care

June 17, 2020

Washington, D.C., —The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) submitted testimony today to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the topic of racial and ethnic disparities in the health care system that often result in an unequal cancer burden. The hearing is focused on disparities in the overall health care system, as well as those around COVID-19.

ACS CAN works on evidence-based public policies at all levels of government that seek to reduce disparities and improve health outcomes, including decreasing disparities in cancer screening and early detection, improving access to health care and insurance coverage, and greater access to cancer research and clinical trials.  Read the full testimony, including numerous policy solutions ACS CAN supports, submitted to the committee.

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