Indiana falls short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to reduce cancer incidence and death from tobacco use, according to the latest edition of “How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.” The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released the report today.
Indiana Press Releases
Today, the Indiana House of Representatives sidelined a bill that would have increased the minimum age of tobacco sales from 18 to 21 years old. Bryan Hannon, chair of Tobacco Free Indiana, released the following statement in response:
The Indiana General Assembly concluded its 2017 legislative session with various outcomes for cancer prevention. Bryan Hannon, Indiana government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement in response:
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – March 21, 2017 – Today, the State Senate unanimously approved House Bill 1278, which directs the Indiana State Department of Health to identify and address barriers to cervical cancer screening and treatment. The bill now moves to Gov.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – March 8, 2017 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) recently honored New Albany resident Mary Kost with its Advocacy Volunteer of the Year award at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – March 7, 2017 – Ninety cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Indiana Statehouse today and called on the General Assembly to prioritize the 36,440 Hoosiers who will be diagnosed with cancer in 20
Alternative Medicaid Financing Proposals Could Jeopardize Cancer Care; Increase States’ Medicaid Costs
States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...