Updates matching "Tennessee"

June 28, 2018

Nashville, TN — June 28, 2018 — Emily Ogden, who has had a long and successful career around the state legislature, joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) this month as the Tennessee government relations director. Ogden has worked for over a decade on all sides

April 24, 2018

Nashville, TN–April 24, 2018– The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the Tennessee legislature for improving the quality of life of cancer patients and their families through palliative care. ACS CAN is proud to have led the effort to pass this legislation in Tennessee. Through their firsthand

November 30, 2017

With the fate of thousands of cancer patients at stake, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Americans for Tax Fairness, Healthcare Alliance and Forward Tennessee united today at the American Cancer Society’s Knoxville office to urge lawmakers to vote no on health care repeal in the tax

November 14, 2017

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network hosted its annual policy forum today at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville featuring national and local experts who discussed policy initiatives that can help reduce cancer risk and improve cancer outcomes for Tennesseans by encouraging healthy eating and active living.

September 20, 2017

ACS CAN sent a letter to Gov. Bill Haslam urging him to oppose the proposed Graham-Cassidy legislation because it completely fails to protect cancer patients and millions of other Americans who would lose their coverage and access to affordable health care.

May 10, 2017

Yesterday, the Tennessee Legislature passed SB 1170 that will establish a state task force on palliative care and quality of life. Palliative care can provide better quality of life for cancer patients, and those with other chronic diseases, and their families by focusing on relieving the pain, stress and other

April 21, 2017

ACS CAN, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids express outrage over tobacco company’s sponsorship of Chamber of Commerce’s annual Academies of Nashville awards gala.

April 12, 2017

Download the 2017 legislative priorities for ACS CAN Tennessee.

January 4, 2017
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States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...