Posts tagged advocacy
Calling all advocates -- to the states!

There’s no shortage of issues that need fixing and the first instinct for many childhood cancer advocates is to look to Washington.  But many issues affecting children with cancer and their families are best addressed, with more impact, at the state and local level.  

Fortunately, there are scores of childhood cancer advocates working in state capitals, pushing for better treatments, access and care for patients, families and survivors.  Unfortunately, they’re often working alone or with limited resources.  To support those advocates, Children’s Cause has launched a state advocacy program offering “air cover” and coordination to those working in their state capitals…

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2018 Midterm Elections: The Childhood Cancer Landscape

The 2018 midterm elections have implications for children with cancer at both the federal and state levels.  The write up below explores these issues in more detail. 

With a divided Congress, health policy initiatives will require bipartisan action which means uncontroversial authorizing legislation and bipartisan efforts on bills. 

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Lessons Learned in DC: Our Intern's Mid-Summer Update

As I have just passed the halfway point of my internship at Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy, I have begun to realize how instrumental the projects I have worked on this summer will be in pursuit of my future aspirations.

I have had the unique ability, thanks to all those that work at CCCA, to view current oncologists in a unique lighting in comparison to my other classmates. I’ve spent the majority of my summer with those who critique the healthcare system and doctors the most. Due to experiencing the healthcare system in this unique way, I have gained some insights that shadowing doctors could have never taught me:

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Summer News Round-Up

We've seen a lot of really interesting headlines cross our desks in just the past week or so and wanted to share some of these with you in one place for easy digestion:

- "Some adult survivors of childhood cancer unconcerned about health"

- "Up to half of childhood cancer survivors will develop hormone disorders"

-"Meet Lola, a Girl Who Gave Her Final Days to Science"

-”Where childhood cancer hits hardest”

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Meet Nicole, our summer intern

As an undergraduate student at the College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University, I have had the opportunity to experience life in the small farm town of St. Joseph, Minnesota, engage in a diverse set of classes at two private liberal arts colleges, and gain educational opportunities outside the bounds of Minnesota from professors and staff.

Though it was not the path I had originally intended taking in college, I found myself double majoring in biochemistry and political science by the end of my sophomore year, with a goal of one day becoming a pediatric oncologist.

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Tips for Town Halls while Congress is in Recess

Through the first full week of April. If you're interested in meeting with your Congressional representatives about childhood cancer issues - or anything else - these district work periods are ideal times to find your Senators and Representative somewhere near you!

If you'd like to meet with your Member of Congress while they're home next week to share your childhood cancer story, here's a good place to start: CCCA's Guide to Congressional District Office Visits...

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