Kentucky Cancer Action Center


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KY Cancer Policy Forum: Cancer Disparities & COVID-19

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April 15, 2021

Victory in the fight against cancer requires bold new public policies that promote cancer prevention, early detection of cancer, and expand access to quality, affordable health care. Lawmakers make many decisions that impact the lives of Kentucky touched by cancer and their leadership is vital to defeating this disease. In

March 19, 2021

FRANKFORT, KY –The Kentucky legislature recently passed legislation to remove the tax on some e-cigarette hardware. Kristy Young, director of government relations in Kentucky for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. "ACS CAN is dismayed that the Kentucky legislature this week

March 16, 2021

FRANKFORT, KY – Last night, the legislature passed a new state budget that maintains funding to the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program (TPCP). The TPCP implements evidence-based strategies to reduce tobacco use, the number one cause of preventable death nationwide. While smoking rates have declined in Kentucky over

February 12, 2021

FRANKFORD, KY – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's (ACS CAN) volunteers' steadfast commitment. Because of the virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems, cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers from across the state

Kentucky Events

November 18, 2021EST

Reductions in the cancer death rate have not been experienced equitably across racial, socioeconomic, or ethnic groups. Black Kentuckians have a higher cancer death rate than other Kentuckians, and COVID-19’s impact – from loss of insurance coverage to delayed preventative care – could widen those disparities across the state. Join...

State Contacts

Kristy Young
Government Relations Director, Kentucky
Katie Rose Garden
Grassroots Manager, Kentucky and West Virginia
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.