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Send your lawmaker a thank you for protecting cancer priorities

After months of effort by our ACS CAN Iowa advocates, we are happy to report that tobacco prevention and cessation funding and breast and cervical cancer screening funding was maintained! Send your lawmaker a thank you for protecting these life-saving programs. 

Latest Updates

May 20, 2021
Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Legislature approved a budget bill today that includes initiatives supported by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) to improve cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. The budget includes funding for Iowa’s tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which are proven to save

March 8, 2021
Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa – Today marks the start of Precision Medicine Action Week, a statewide campaign led by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the Iowa Biotechnology Association to highlight the ways personalized health care has revolutionized how diseases are diagnosed and treated. As part of

February 4, 2021
Iowa

Des Moines, IA – A group of public health and advocacy organizations strongly opposes a bill introduced to the state Senate that would expand smoking at the Iowa Veterans Home. A committee passed Senate Study Bill 1080 on Wednesday. There’s no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. This legislation

September 13, 2020
Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa – Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority. Due to the

State Contacts

Jackie Cale
Iowa Grassroots Manager
Shana Crews
Iowa Government Relations Director (interim)
Priscilla Cabral-Pérez
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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