Kentucky Cancer Action Center


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I Support Better Palliative Care in Kentucky

Patients diagnosed with serious illnesses, like cancer, should have the option of receiving palliative care services for as long they need it, along with their curative treatment. Unfortunately, too many patients in Kentucky currently lack access to quality palliative care.

Latest Updates

January 23, 2019

Frankfort, KY – January 23, 2019 – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is asking that legislators support legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Kentucky. The latest edition of the ACS CAN’s How Do You

August 9, 2018

Lexington, KY – August 9, 2019 – Kentucky 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

June 29, 2018
Kentucky, National

Today a federal judge ruled the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) failed to adequately consider how Kentucky’s proposed Medicaid work rules would effect residents’ access to health care as required under federal law.

May 3, 2018
Kentucky, Kentucky

2018 Kentucky Legislative Roundup The 2018 Kentucky Legislative Session ended on April 14. It was an eventful one, to say the least, filled with last minute surprises, pension reform, and a tax bill with changes going until the very last day. Despite a multitude of distractions, ACS CAN volunteers

Kentucky Events

February 21, 2019
Frankfort, KY

Register today! Join ACS CAN for a day of engaging our state lawmakers to ensure that they make cancer a top state priority! ACS CAN’s Day at the Capitol February 21, 2019 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Kentucky State Capitol *Registration closes on February 15, 2019.

State Contacts

Kristy Young
Grassroots Manager, Kentucky
Erica Palmer Smith
Government Relations Director, Kentucky
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

Share Your Story

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.