South Dakota Cancer Action Center


Latest Updates

April 15, 2024
South Dakota

To mark Medicaid Awareness Month, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is shining a bright light on what Medicaid expansion means for South Dakota families in the fight against cancer and how important it is to protect access to this lifesaving coverage by encouraging South Dakotans to vote no on Amendment F in November. The work-reporting requirements proposed in Amendment F will only block hard-working South Dakotans from accessing the health care needed to live happy, healthy lives.

March 28, 2024
South Dakota

SJR 501, passed with little in the way of discussion or specifics, will be placed on the November ballot as Amendment F. ACS CAN will be part of a broad coalition of health advocacy groups opposed as similar programs in other Medicaid Expansion states have accomplished little other than stripping health care from those most in need.

February 23, 2024
South Dakota

PIERRE, South Dakota – February 23, 2024 -- The South Dakota Legislature today approved legislation that will help facilitate improved access to palliative care. Once signed by Gov. Kristi Noem, this bill will allow the state’s healthcare providers to better serve those who are in need of this crucial service.

February 12, 2024
South Dakota

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) brought advocates to the Statehouse Monday for the annual “Suits and Sneakers” Cancer Action Day. Cancer patients, survivors and their families and caregivers asked lawmakers to wear their suits and sneakers and to “get active” in making cancer a policy priority.

State Contacts

Carla Graciano Sariñana
Grassroots Manager
Ben Hanson
Government Relations Director
Shawn O'Neal
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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