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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

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

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.

Louisiana Events

October 20, 2020

Join us at the 2020 ACS CAN Policy Conference on Health Disparities, where key leaders in medicine, insurance and government will address disparate 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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