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Health Equity and Access to Care Policy Forum

Tuesday, October 26th, from 11:30-12:30 CDT/12:30-1:30 EDT

Latest Updates

July 16, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN — The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network believe it is critical that Tennessee parents and families continue to receive scientific-based information about the HPV vaccine that is still widely available throughout Tennessee. Tennessee has one of the lowest rates of HPV vaccinations

March 30, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – March 30, 2021 –Health advocacy organizations in Tennessee committed to protecting kids from the harmful effects of tobacco products and nicotine addiction call on the legislature to vote no on Senate Bill 1047 and House Bill 705. The below statement is on behalf of the American Cancer

February 25, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – 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 across the state traveled

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

Tennessee Events

October 26, 2021CST

The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) have an ambitious goal to achieve a 40% reduction in cancer mortality in the United States by 2035. If we are to achieve that goal, we must fight to achieve health equity, the just and fair...

State Contacts

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

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