Updates matching "Alabama"

February 1, 2021

MONTGOMERY, AL – February 1, 2021 – As lawmakers prepare to dive into the first day of the 2021 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives our lawmakers can accomplish in the new year. Alabama has the

August 6, 2020

LANETT, AL – August 6, 2020 – With the COVID-19 pandemic shining a bright light on the importance of affordable and accessible health insurance coverage, Medicaid continues to be a central topic of discussion among public health advocates, hospital and health systems administrators, community leaders and state lawmakers. Now

May 26, 2020

The 2020 Alabama legislative session convened in February but was interrupted after a global pandemic swept through the state. Cancer doesn’t stop and neither does the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). Advocates worked with the Alabama Legislature to appropriate over $1 million for cancer initiatives and in

April 15, 2020
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi

Cancer patients and those who’ve recently completed treatment are finding it challenging to get necessary health care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and many are experiencing financial stress trying to afford care in an increasingly difficult economic environment.

November 14, 2019

The struggle to find access to adequate health care was the subject of a new documentary, “On the Edge: Health Care in Alabama” , by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) that premiered to a packed house in Birmingham’s Sidewalk Cinema last night.

September 20, 2019

T he American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released a statement about Alabama’s Gov. Kay Ivey being diagnosed with lung cancer:

August 1, 2019

Alabama 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 Cancer Incidence and Mortality.

July 10, 2019

ACS CAN launched a collection of digital stories today from individuals, families and health care professionals as part of its Medicaid Covers US project. The stories feature people directly impacted by Medicaid across several states including Alabama, as they work to take care of themselves, their families and their communities.

April 5, 2019

The Tobacco Advocacy Panel: A Call for Action was held at the RSA Plaza Terrance in Montgomery to discuss the recent spike in tobacco use driven largely by the increased use of e-cigarettes among Alabama’s youth and the evidenced-based policies needed to reverse this trend.