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Congress needs to give nonprofits a helping hand

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on December 9th, 2014 | No Comments »

Nonprofit organizations are critical to our nation’s health, well-being, safety, and productivity. Each year, charitable contributions to nonprofits totaled $316 billion in 2012. These charitable contributions allow the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and over one million U.S. nonprofit organizations, to address some of society’s most intractable challenges and provide vital resources and services to individuals, families, and communities in need. The federal government has historically encouraged such giving by providing itemized deductions. Yet due to fiscal shortfalls, ...

2014 Midterm Elections

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on November 7th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

We hope you got to the polls on (or before) November 4 to cast your vote in this year’s midterm elections. The results revealed sweeping changes and important considerations for healthcare and cancer prevention and early detection. Results This election brought with it significant changes in the structure of the U.S. Congress, most notably switching the Senate from a Democrat to a Republican majority, which will be most likely led by Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky. The ...

Prevention is working in the Affordable Care Act

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

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 ...

The Federal Budget Process…A long and Winding Road Towards Funding for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on February 14th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The process of funding the Federal government is mandated by Congressional Budget Act of 1974. It is a complex process that often dominates Congressional activity for months at a time. The cycle begins in February and is supposed to end with the beginning of a new fiscal year each October 1. Prevent Cancer plays a role in this process, advocating each step of the way for maximum funding to be directed to research and cancer control ...