Organization to fight for more research, increased access to critical services
As elected officials descend on Washington, D.C. to help form a new divided Congress, Susan G. Komen®, the nation’s leading breast cancer organization, unveiled its advocacy priorities for the new year marked by key areas that have the potential for bipartisan agreement.
Komen is committed to doing everything we can to save lives from breast cancer, which claims more than 41,000 lives in the U.S. each year. As part of that commitment, Komen identifies key issues that hold the most potential for impact and works to mobilize people affected by this disease to achieve lasting change to save lives.
“Breast cancer is not a partisan issue, as everyone in this country has been touched in some way by this dreadful disease,” said Paula Schneider, Komen’s President and CEO. “Together, we can drive government action to make the broad, systemic and lasting change we need to help us save lives.”
The following issues will form the basis for Komen’s state and federal advocacy work in 2019 and 2020:
Ensure Access to Affordable, High-Quality Health Care
Advance Breast Cancer Research
Increase Coverage and Access to Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Services
Reduce Insurance Barriers to Treatment