Rhode Island Healthy Eating and Active Living

Victory in the fight against cancer requires bold new public policies that promote cancer prevention, early detection of cancer, and expand access to quality, affordable health care. Lawmakers make many decisions that impact the lives of Rhode Islanders touched by cancer and their leadership is vital to defeating this disease.

ACS CAN will work with policymakers to plan, implement, and evaluate HEALE priority issues:

  • Evaluate and support sugar-sweetened beverage taxes that meet ACS CAN’s policy criteria.

  • Support legislation for infrastructure and programs aimed at increasing physical activity in transportation and recreation.

  • Establish nutrition guidelines for foods and beverages provided or sold in government buildings.