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Advocacy

Our Resources

What is Advocacy?

ad·vo·ca·cy /ˈadvəkəsē/: The application of pressure and influence on the people and/or institutions that have the power to give you what you want.

Quick Guide to the Spectrum of Advocacy

Quick Guide to Legislative Advocacy

Quick Guide to Scientific Advocacy

Triage Cancer Educational Blogs – Advocacy


How to Contact Your Elected Officials

Members of Congress: Social Media Handles
Members of Congress are increasingly using social media such as Twitter and Facebook to engage with their constituents. Find your elected official here!

Our Webinars

Our Advocacy Efforts

Calendar

Download the 2019 Legislative Advocacy Calendar

This calendar shows convene and adjourn dates for all 50 state legislatures and Washington, D.C.

Download the 2019 Congressional Calendar

This calendar provides session dates for both the House and Senate.


Coalitions

Triage Cancer is proud to be a member of the following coalitions, working towards improving laws for people coping with cancer.

One Voice Against Cancer

The Coalition to Protect Parenthood After Cancer

ASTHO’s 22 by 22 CDC Campaign


Legislation

Current Legislation & Policy Proposals

Triage Cancer supports the following legislative efforts to improve laws for people coping with cancer.

Clinical Treatment Act (H.R. 913)

Guarantees coverage of the routine care costs of clinical trial participation for Medicaid enrollees with a life-threatening condition. This protections exists under the ACA for private health insurance. This coverage also exists under Medicare, and military and veterans plans.
More information on H.R. 913
Clinical Treatment Act Information 2019

Funding for research for children, adolescents, and young adults coping with cancer

Medicare Coverage of Hereditary Cancer Testing
In this letter to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), 63 organizations expressed serious concerns that the overly broad interpretation of national coverage determination for next generation sequencing will restrict patient access to medically necessary and relevant clinical tests and adversely impact cancer care and outcomes.
More information

OVAC Budget Cap Letter 2019
One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC), a coalition of public interest groups representing millions of cancer researchers, physicians and nurses, patients, survivors and their families, urges congress to raise the FY 2020 budget caps for cancer research, treatment, prevention and detection.

Past Legislation & Policy Proposals

Cancer Care Planning and Communications (CPPC) Act 2018


How to Find Your Elected Officials

Project Vote Smart
A non-profit, non-partisan research organization that collects and distributes information on candidates for public office in the United States.


How to Find Federal Legislative Information

The Library of Congress
To find public access to information on bills, resolutions, activity in Congress, the Congressional Record, schedules, calendars, committee information, presidential nominations, treaties, and other government resources.


How to Find State Legislative Information

Triage Cancer State Resources