Public Policy Education Committee
Public Policy Education Committee Co-Chairs:
Nancy Kane, Payson Center for Cancer Care
Mike Rollo, American Cancer Society
Elected officials make decisions every day that affect millions of cancer survivors and their families, cancer care providers, and all potential cancer patients. Educational and advocacy efforts play an important role in increasing awareness about issues that support our vision to eliminate cancer and for the people of New Hampshire to enjoy a healthy quality of life.
Advocacy means using your voice to increase awareness and change public policies – like laws or budgets. Advocacy draws the attention of the community to an issue and directs decision makers toward a solution. NH CCC members educate legislators, policy makers, and the public on the issues that are important to us and relate to the NH Cancer Plan, and we ask them to do something in response. Advocacy is passion turned into action!
So what can you do?
- Join our Public Policy Committee. For information specific to bills being followed, contact Mike.Rollo@cancer.org or call 603.471.4115.
- Be aware of legislation that comes up that affects the fight against cancer. Track NH bills.
- Contact your elected officials! Meet them in-person, write a letter or email, or call them. Let them know your story and why the issue is important to you.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper to bring more awareness of the issue to the community.
Make your voice heard. We need your help!
Speak up! You can make a difference in the fight against cancer.
News and Events
PSU to become smoke free starting in August, The Citizen, 4/26/16
Susan Nolan’s The Journey: A call to embrace hospice sooner, Union Leader, 4/22/16
Prevent cancer with vaccination, CitizensVoice.com, 4/19/16
Health official: We may never learn what caused Seacoast ‘cancer cluster’, Union Leader, 4/2/16
Letter: Fighting colorectal cancer, Concord Monitor, 3/26/16
Your Turn, NH: The reality of vaping isn’t so cool, Union Leader, 3/20/16
Investigation of Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) Cases in the Rye Area, Prepared by: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services 2/2/16
California Lawmakers Vote To Raise Smoking Age To 21, NHPR, 3/10/16
Tobacco use down, vaping up, Fosters – Seacoast Online, 3/6/16
My Turn: New Hampshire shouldn’t put more restrictions on school-based research, Concord Monitor, 3/2/16
Cigarette smoking at an all-time low among American adults, Daily News, 2/23/16