Tennessee Cancer Action Center


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Social Determinates

Tennessee Fall Policy Forum Series

Wednesday, October 28th 11:30am – 12:30pm CDT/ 12:30pm – 1:30pm EDT

Latest Updates

September 18, 2020

Knoxville, TN – With the COVID-19 pandemic shining a bright light on the importance of affordable and accessible health insurance coverage, Medicaid continues to be a central topic of discussion among public health advocates, hospital and health systems administrators, community leaders and state lawmakers. Now that conversation continues in

September 15, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the American Cancer

April 17, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — 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. “In Tennessee to help improve access to

March 25, 2020

The Tennessee Legislature will be in recess until June 1st. As lawmaker hurried to pass key legislation amid growing concern around COVID-19, they continue to think about 39,360 Tennesseans who will hear the words “you have cancer” this year. We commend the legislature for passing the Rare Disease Advisory Council

Tennessee Events

October 28, 2020

Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. They include factors like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment and social support networks as well as access to healthcare. Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity...

State Contacts

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

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