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LA Policy Forum 2019

2019 Policy Forum on Improving Cancer Outcomes in Louisiana - Registration

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host a policy forum focused on improvng cancer outcomes in Louisiana at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge on December, 5th at 12:30pm. 

Latest Updates

August 1, 2019

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

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

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

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.

Louisiana Events

December 5, 2019
Baton Rouge, LA

2019 Policy Forum on Improving Cancer Outcomes in Louisiana

State Contacts

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

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