Minnesota Cancer Action Center


Latest Updates

October 3, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. -Yesterday afternoon, Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan and the administration addressed the youth tobacco-use crisis and announced an aggressive campaign to combat it. In response to the announcement of this campaign, Emily Myatt, Minnesota government relations director for American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released

August 1, 2019

Minnesota does well when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces 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, Minnesota meets benchmarks in key areas of tobacco control.

April 23, 2019

To the Editor: Minnesota’s Health Care Access Fund (HCAF) is in jeopardy and the consequences are very real for our friends and neighbors. One in five Minnesotans relies on public health care programs that are funded by HCAF. Programs such as Medical Assistance are important in making sure Minnesotans have

April 22, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two huge, nonpartisan health advocacy nonprofits are coming out in favor of making Minnesota's provider tax permanent to protect the state's popular Health Care Access Fund. The American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society are joining the state's hospitals in lobbying lawmakers not to let

Minnesota Events

December 16, 2019
Stillwater, MN

You are invited to our Stillwater area ACS CAN Member Meet-Up! This special event is just for you, an ACS CAN member, and your guests. This is your chance to hear all about what ACS CAN did this year and to meet other ACS CAN Members from your congressional district...

February 7, 2020

Join us on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 for the 2020 ACS CAN Minnesota Volunteer Training in the Twin Cities area. This training is for new and veteran volunteers from across Minnesota. Together we will: Celebrate our 2019 wins Learn new skills to become a more effective advocate...

March 25, 2020
St. Paul, MN

The 2020 Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation Day at the Capitol is on March 25.

State Contacts

Britta Babel
Minnesota Grassroots Manager
Eagan, MN
Emily Myatt
Minnesota Government Relations Director
Eagan, MN
Michael DuPre
Media Advocacy Manager

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