South Dakota Press Releases

August 31, 2021

Leading Patient Advocacy Organizations Urge South Dakotans to Support Medicaid Expansion to Provide Health Care to More than 42,000 Residents

Patient advocacy organizations including AARP South Dakota, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Heart Association, South Dakota State Medical Association and the South Dakota Nurses Association have united to launch South Dakotans Decide Healthcare, an effort to let South Dakota voters determine if the state should expand Medicaid health care coverage to more than 42,000 of their fellow lower-income residents. 

August 1, 2019

South Dakota Falling Short on Cancer-Fighting Public Policies

Pierre, S.D.- South Dakota is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Ca

March 12, 2019

E-cigarettes Added to South Dakota’s Smoke-free Law

Pierre, S.D. – March 12, 2019 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is celebrating the legislature’s approval of legislation that will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in public places where smoking is prohibited.

February 2, 2017

Cancer Advocates Gather in Pierre for Day at the Capitol

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host its annual Day at the Capitol for cancer advocates on Friday, Feb. 3, in Pierre. Volunteers from across the state will meet with their lawmakers to discuss the importance of finding legislative solutions to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.