Interested in getting involved in cancer advocacy efforts? Want to help improve the systems that people have to navigate after a cancer diagnosis? Want to advocate for more cancer research funding? Our cancer advocacy materials and resources provide information and tools to help individuals diagnosed with cancer, their caregivers, and health care professionals become educated and empowered advocates.
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.
There are many ways to be an advocate.
There are many ways to be an advocate for the cancer community. These Quick Guides will teach you about the spectrum of advocacy, and specific ways to engage in legislative advocacy, scientific advocacy, and media advocacy. These materials present information in a brief, easy-to-digest, printable format, and are perfect to share with your community!
Learn the ins and outs of cancer advocacy with our free webinars! Find out how to harness social media to advocate, how you can get involved, and more.
View our webinar schedule to register for an upcoming event.
We're engaged in advocacy efforts on behalf of the cancer community at the federal, state, and local levels! Read an overview of our legislative priorities for the year, or take a look at our legislative advocacy white paper for a more in-depth discussion of these issues. Our charts of current issues also identify ways that you can get involved!
Triage Cancer is proud to be a member of the following coalitions, working towards improving laws for people coping with cancer.
Advocating for the cancer community is as simple as registering to vote, contacting your elected officials on social media, and educating yourself about the legislative process!
Members of Congress are increasingly using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to engage with their constituents. Find your elected official's social media handles here!
Use The Library of Congress to find information on federal bills, resolutions, activity in Congress, the Congressional Record, schedules, calendars, committee information, presidential nominations, treaties, and other government resources.
For state legislative information, Triage Cancer's State Resources are a great place to start.
Infographic: How Does a Bill Become a Law?
This calendar indicates the days that the House of Representatives is in session.
This calendar indicates the days (blue dates) that the Senate is in session.
This calendar shows convene and adjourn dates for all 50 state legislatures and Washington, D.C.
This calendar provides session dates for both the House and Senate.
The following cancer advocacy organizations engage in policy and legislative advocacy.
ProgressForPatients.org is an online advocacy education program and community working to help patients, advocates, and caregivers acquire the necessary tools to effectively communicate with drug researchers, developers, and regulators.