Arkansas Cancer Action Center


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Arkansas State Capitol

ACS CAN Arkansas 2019 Policy Forum

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host the annual Arkansas Policy Forum, an event that brings together leaders from the health, business, education, government, and research communities to advance the work of ACS CAN.

Latest Updates

August 1, 2019

While Arkansas has seen improvement in two important cancer-fighting policies, there is still work to be done prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.

August 1, 2019

Kansas continues to fall short when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces 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, Kansas failed to measure up to policy recommendations in helping cancer patients access adequate, affordable health care coverage.

March 27, 2019

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled today that the Arkansas work requirement program for Medicaid recipients cannot stand.

February 26, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Tomorrow, the Arkansas House Rules Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 1565. While this bill’s stated purpose, funding for the pursuit of National Cancer Institute designation for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is laudable, it achieves this aim by undercutting effective tobacco control

State Contacts

Travis Montgomery
Grassroots Manager
Michael Keck
Government Relations Director
Adrienne M. Lynch
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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