CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Today, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed legislation that would take away local health departments’ authority to take action on smoke-free air ordinances and other public health policies.
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CHARLESTON, W. Va. – As lawmakers were finishing up the legislative session this past spring, they continued to think about 12,380 West Virginians who will hear the words “you have cancer” this year.
Dan and Linda Hart understand what it means to watch a loved one battle cancer, to be a caregiver for a spouse going through the disease.
In Uncertain Times, the West Virginia Legislature Still Remembered Those Patients that are Facing Serious Illness
Charleston, W. Va. – As lawmakers were finishing up the legislative session, they continue to think about 12,380 West Virginians who will hear the words “you have cancer” this year, and the over 300 West Virginians currently diagnosed with a bleeding disorder.
Cancer Advocates Held Cancer Action Day at Capitol Today, Urging Lawmakers to Restore Funding to the State’s Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Programs
Charleston, W. Va. – Cancer patients, their families and other volunteers from around the state who have been touched by cancer came together at the State Capitol in Charleston to advocate for cancer-fighting legislation today, Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
Youth E-cigarette Epidemic Prompts American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to Seek Legislation Addressing Tobacco Addiction
Charleston, W. Va. – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in West Virginia.
Hedgesville, W. VA. – George and Brooke Blough were awarded the Volunteer Award for Excellence in Advocacy by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of their efforts to help make cancer a national priority.
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.