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Updates matching "Patient Quality of Life"

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.

April 10, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – April 10, 2019 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a clarification to its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guideline) yesterday, noting the 2016 guidance is not meant to restrict access to appropriate pain treatment for people living with chronic

April 9, 2019
Maryland

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. Please take a

October 10, 2018
Connecticut

"Also in attendance was Adam Clemens from Glastonbury, who became an ACS CAN advocate over a decade ago in honor of his mother, who he lost to breast cancer. Clemens met with Connecticut's Congressional delegation to ask for support in three key areas in the cancer fight. They discussed the

October 9, 2018
Maryland

While Epidemic Rages, Opioids Remain Key Component in Treating Cancer Pain ACS CAN Director of State and Local Campaigns David Woodmansee Quoted in the Baltimore Sun. Cancer patients and survivors, said David Woodmansee, directors of state and local campaigns for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

October 3, 2018
National

Washington, D.C. – Following negotiations between both chambers of Congress, a comprehensive and bipartisan legislative package to address the nation’s opioid epidemic now heads to the president’s desk for approval and enactment. The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act includes key

September 10, 2018
Montana

Many stakeholders are involved in the health care debate, and often the concerns of patients, consumers and their family caregivers can be underrepresented. Health Votes Montana is a series of six nonpartisan state candidate legislative forums focused on addressing these key issues around cancer and aging, disease prevention and access to quality, affordable health coverage. Health Votes Montana is sponsored by ACS CAN, AARP Montana and the Montana Primary Care Association.

August 30, 2018
New Mexico

In the latest edition of ACS CAN’s “How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality,” New Mexico received an unsatisfactory grade for access to palliative care because it has failed to adopt evidence-based policies and best practices.

August 22, 2018
New Mexico

Across New Mexico, ACS CAN ambassadors are sharing their stories with lawmakers on key legislative issues. Today we share a story about personally benefiting from palliative care by Judy Towers, an ambassador living in Santa Fe.