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Updates matching "Palliative Care"

June 4, 2019
Louisiana

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill to support the implementation of a Palliative Care Advisory Council within the Louisiana Department of Health to provide consumer and provider education on services available throughout the state.

May 10, 2019
Louisiana

Trey Gibson who lost his 10-year-old daughter, Emilie, to cancer spoke on the steps of the state capitol about the need for palliative care throughout Louisiana as part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) annual Day at the Capitol in Baton Rouge.

April 25, 2019
Wisconsin

Nearly 100 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state gathered in Madison today to urge lawmakers to improve the care and quality of life for patients with long-term illnesses.

April 18, 2019
Wisconsin

More than 100 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state will gather in Madison next week to urge lawmakers to improve the care and quality of life for patients with long-term illnesses.

March 26, 2019
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY.–March 26, 2019– The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends Sen. Julie Raque Adams, the Kentucky general assembly and Gov. Matt Bevin for supporting legislation that will improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families through palliative care legislation. The legislation authored by

February 21, 2019
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – February 21, 2019 – Cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Kentucky State Capitol today to call on the Legislature to prioritize the 26,400 Kentuckians who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2019. The visit was part of the American Cancer

February 19, 2019
West Virginia

Charleston, W. Va., – Feb. 19, 2019 – Last month, the newly formed State Advisory Coalition on Palliative Care had its first meeting. This coalition was formed through legislation and signed into law by the Governor in 2018. The coalition brings together experts to address barriers to this care and

February 5, 2019
National

Cancer patients, survivors and caregivers will tune into the president’s State of the Union address to see if the president will commit to strengthen the nation's health care system, support life-saving medical research and improve quality of life for patients.

January 28, 2019
New Mexico

Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, students and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) rallied at New Mexico's Roundhouse today in support of increasing the state’s tobacco tax by $1.50 per pack and prohibiting minors under the age of 18 from using tanning devices.