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Latest Updates

February 9, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – Today, Gov. Bill Lee released his proposed state operating budget, which includes a 2 million dollar increase in tobacco prevention program funding. Emily Ogden, director of government relations in Tennessee for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. “As

January 15, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – Today, Gov. Bill Lee signed the Medicaid block grant waiver into law over patient advocacy groups' objections. Emily Ogden, director of government relations in Tennessee for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. "For months, ACS CAN and

January 12, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) asks that legislators support legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Tennessee. Long after this pandemic passes, people deserve to live full, healthy lives. ACS CAN is advocating

November 19, 2020
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TENN. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is marking the American Cancer Society’s 45th annual Great American Smokeout happening today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of our youth, residents with lower incomes, LGBTQ+ communities and communities of color by passing strong tobacco control

Tennessee Events

February 23, 2021CST

In 2021, ACS CAN will work to increase clinical trial access for TennCare enrollees, strengthen tobacco prevention and control policies, and protect programs that reduce the cancer burden in Tennessee This year we will be hosting a fully virtual Cancer Action Week on February 23-25, 2021. There will be similar...

State Contacts

Jessica Hyder
Tennessee Grassroots Manager
Emily Ogden
Tennessee Government Relations Director
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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