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LA PF 2020

ACS CAN Louisiana Policy Conference on Health Disparities 2020

Join us at the 2020 ACS CAN Policy Conference on Health Disparities. Key leaders in medicine, insurance and government will address an issue that has plagued Louisiana and its people for generations: the divide in health care and health outcomes throughout the state's population.

Latest Updates

September 10, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – 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

July 14, 2020

Delaying implementation of a new smoke-free ordinance for Shreveport’s casinos denies employees and visitors a healthy gaming environment and could jeopardize the city’s public health progress altogether.

April 15, 2020
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi

Cancer patients and those who’ve recently completed treatment are finding it challenging to get necessary health care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and many are experiencing financial stress trying to afford care in an increasingly difficult economic environment.

December 4, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. – By the end of this year, it’s estimated that over 26,000 new incidences of cancer will have been diagnosed in Louisiana. Over 9,200 people will succumb to the disease. The fourth annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of Louisiana policy forum brings together community leaders

Louisiana Events

October 20, 2020

Join LDH Secretary, Dr. Courtney Phillips, Senator Regina Barrow, Representative Mike Huval, and leaders in oncology, education, and cancer research as we discuss the policies that can lead Louisiana to greater equity in health outcomes.

State Contacts

Alice Williams
Louisiana Grassroots Manager
Stephanie Guillory
Louisiana Government Relations Director
Adrienne Lynch
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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