Updates matching "Healthy Eating and Active Living"

March 13, 2024

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Wisconsin Government Relations Director Sara Sahli MADISON, Wis. – “As lawmakers close the 2023/2024 legislative session, their policies on easing the burden of cancer are decidedly mixed for the nearly 40,000 Wisconsinites who

February 2, 2022

The President announced this morning he is ‘reigniting’ his commitment to ‘end cancer as we know it,’ building on the initial and robust cancer moonshot investment in discovery, prioritizing increased uptake of prevention and addressing health disparities.

October 9, 2020
New Jersey

ACS CAN released this memo to the New Jersey state legislature asking for support of legislation that would require non-sugary drinks to be served with meals targetting young people in restaurants.

July 15, 2020

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), support efforts to make nutrition research a federal priority.

April 9, 2019

An ambience of sadness and loss permeated this year’s Sine Die —the last day of the 90-day, Maryland General Assembly Session—as we processed the loss of Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, a true health care champion. It is fitting that we made so much progress this year. This year marked

February 26, 2019
New York

Danger in the food deserts Access to affordable healthy options should be a right of all New Yorkers BY MARK LEVINE AND MICHAEL DAVOLI PUBLISHED FEB 26, 2019 AT 3:00 PM (UPDATED FEB 26, 2019) In his annual State of the City address earlier this month, Mayor Bill

February 4, 2019

The new Legislative session kicked off on January 2nd, and we're excited to share information on ACS CAN Massachusetts priority issues. ACS CAN Massachusetts worked with legislative champions and partner organizations to file bills before the deadline of January 18. Our amazing volunteers responded to our request to ask their

November 7, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash.—Washington voters passed Initiative 1634, which removes local control and eliminates the ability for local governments to pass sugary drink taxes to benefit their communities. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network opposed this initiative. In response to the election results, Mary McHale, Washington government relations director for ACS

September 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds Governor Jerry Brown for giving a thumbs up to a landmark bill that leverages good nutrition as a new way to prevent cancer. Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1192 into law today, making California the first