Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Prevention is working in the Affordable Care Act

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on July 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - The Patient Access and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Preventative services were a major component included in the law. These services include 15 new benefits which are available without charging the patient copayment or coinsurance. Several are also targeted towards cancer prevention and overall wellness such as colorectal cancer screenings for adults over 50, pap smears and mammograms for women, diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease, immunization vaccines, obesity screening and counseling for all adults and tobacco use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users. Access to these services is critical because prevention improves the overall health of our nation, and also helps to reduce costs and improve the quality of care. The ACA also instituted the Prevention and Public Health Fund which is designed to expand and sustain the necessary capacity to prevent disease, detect it early, manage conditions before they become several, and provide states and communities with the resources they need to promote healthy living. Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced that 76 million Americans in private health insurance plans are newly eligible to receive expanded coverage for ...

Campeonas evaluation in full swing

Posted by Pamela Nwoji, Manager, Community Outreach and Education on | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Prevent Cancer Foundation is in the middle of a two-year in-depth evaluation of our new Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (Champions against Breast Cancer) project. The project includes training that prepares Latinas, age 40 or older, who have been screened for breast cancer and are committed to advocating for women’s health, to encourage their friends and family to be screened. The evaluation project will answer this important question: How effective are the community conversations ...

It’s not because I have to

Posted by Jan Bresch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer on July 10th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - Sunday, September 21st is the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual 5k Walk/Run, and I will again be participating, along with my family and friends. Not because I have to, but because I want to. In fact, I need to. Why? Because more than half a million people die from cancer each year. Last year, my sister Rita became one of those half million. The cancer stats I’ve quoted for years became very real when Rita was diagnosed ...

Stay active with your pups

Posted by Kimberly Artley, PackFit on July 8th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Exercise. We all know that exercise is a crucial, key ingredient in creating happy, healthy and quality lives. Not only for us, but for our pups too. Join me and the Prevent Cancer Foundation on Sunday, September 21 for their annual 5k walk/run. You and your beloved pup can exercise together and support Prevent Cancer’s mission of saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. My stance in regards to dogs and exercise is that the ...