Mississippi Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Mississippi Policy Forum / Access to Care

Please join us on Wednesday, November 17th from 10 am-11am to learn more about access to care in Mississippi.  We will bring together leaders from the business, educaiton, medical, government and research communities to discuss what is being done across Mississippi to increase equitable access to

Latest Updates

March 12, 2021

JACKSON, MS – March 4, 2021 – The Mississippi State Legislature is officially recognizing today, March 4 as Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Cancer Awareness Day in the state. Mississippi continues to have some of the lowest HPV vaccination rates in the nation and today’s action will help raise awareness on

February 26, 2021

JACKSON, MS – February 26, 2021 – Mississippi health advocate groups are calling on the State Senate to amend House Bill 1439 to increase the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack. Currently, the bill calls for a low $.50 per pack cigarette tax increase and 10% of wholesale price increase

February 18, 2021

JACKSON, MS — February 18, 2021 — The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's (ACS CAN) volunteers' steadfast commitment. Because of the virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems, cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers from

February 4, 2021

JACKSON, MS – February 4, 2021 – As lawmakers continually look to address the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to significantly increase Mississippi’s dangerously low tobacco taxes (40th cigarette tax in the nation) has never been more clear. Smoking rates among adults and youth in the

Mississippi Events

November 17, 2021CST

The ACS CAN Mississippi Policy Forum is a premier event that brings together leaders from the business, education, medical, government and research communities to advance the work of ACS CAN. The event not only unites those in Mississippi who are fighting to end cancer, it serves to support ACS CAN...

State Contacts

Anita Bales
Grassroots Manager
Kimberly Hughes
Government Relations Director
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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