Policy Resources

Policy Resources

Comprehensive Cancer Control coalitions can play an important role in shaping policies that make healthy living easier and provide sustainable cancer prevention and control improvements where people live, work, play, and learn.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is working to pass laws at every level of government that are proven to help prevent and detect cancer. Explore the links below to find out what is happening at the state and national levels in your region.

National Policy Actions

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network advocates for legislation as a catalyst to fight cancer.

State Policy Actions

Search for state policy actions happening in your state, and learn how to get involved.

Public Policy Resources

ACS CAN develops reports, white papers, testimonies, and fact sheets to help inform public policy efforts. ACS CAN staff work closely with ACS's research and cancer control leadership to identify and develop key public health policies rooted in scientific evidence. The public policy informational resources available cover a wide range of issues related to preventing cancer and improving the health care system for persons with cancer and survivors. Search their resource database by issue, keyword or date to find information from this nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society.

ACS CAN Advocating to Eliminate Breast Cancer Disparities

ACS CAN advocates for policies to reduce the disparities in breast cancer by improving access to prevention and early detection services, patient navigation services, insurance coverage, in-network facilities, and clinical trials.