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August 1, 2019
Louisiana

Louisiana 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
Louisiana

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 Louisiana, as they work to take care of themselves, their families and their communities.

June 4, 2019
Louisiana

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill to support the implementation of a Palliative Care Advisory Council within the Louisiana Department of Health to provide consumer and provider education on services available throughout the state.

May 10, 2019
Louisiana

Trey Gibson who lost his 10-year-old daughter, Emilie, to cancer spoke on the steps of the state capitol about the need for palliative care throughout Louisiana as part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) annual Day at the Capitol in Baton Rouge.

State Contacts

Alice Williams
Louisiana Grassroots Manager
Lance Barbour
Louisiana Government Relations Director
Denise Billings
Sr. Specialist/Media Advocacy

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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.