Louisiana Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Sick woman

Ask Louisiana lawmakers to improve quality of life by expanding access to palliative care

Palliative care provides essential support for people of any age and at any stage of a serious illness, such as cancer and may be provided in conjunction with curative treatment. It focuses on treating the disease while also ensuring the best possible quality of life for the patient.

Latest Updates

November 15, 2018

Cancer patients and survivors marked the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 43 rd annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of Louisiana residents by passing strong tobacco control legislation.

August 9, 2018

Louisiana has gotten mixed results when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.

June 1, 2018

Today in Louisiana, the implementation of a comprehensive smoke-free air ordinance to protect all employees in the East Baton Rouge workforce came to fruition.

April 3, 2018

Today, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Louisiana kicked off its Smoke-Free Louisiana Campaign, a public campaign to ask legislators to stand up for the health of their constituents by passing a statewide comprehensive smoke-free policy to make all workplaces smoke-free, including bars and gaming facilities.

Louisiana Events

May 9, 2019
Baton Rouge, LA

Save the date for our 2019 ACS CAN Louisiana Day at the Capitol event as we prepare to meet with our elected officials to discuss ways that we can reduce cancer right here 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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