Public Policy

Want to help change public policy for the better? 

  • Join the National Action Network. The National Action Network is a key component of NBCC’s advocacy success in advancing a progressive breast cancer public policy agenda. Become part of the National Action Network today and receive Action Alerts with information about concrete things you can do to advance the cause of ending breast cancer.
  • Visit our Action Center for easy to use online tools to make your voice heard with your elected officials. Simply log in, enter your address, and you will be provided with geographically targeted social media posts and emails that you can send with the push of a button. Personalizing the message means even more, but make sure you participate!

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  • Read More About NBCC’s 2020 Legislative and Public Policy Priorities.
  • Breast Cancer Caucus 2020
    Between virtual town halls and rallies, the 2020 presidential election candidates will be reaching out to communities and voters like you for your vote. These events offer fantastic opportunities to educate candidates about NBCC’s platform and seek their support for our public policy platform moving forward. In the 2016 presidential elections, several of our advocates were able to ask candidates to support our Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® message in person!​ Use this guide​ for all your election-related activities.

The impact of public policy and laws on our mission to end breast cancer

Breast cancer is a political issue.

From funding for breast cancer research to drug approval to insurance regulation and beyond, the administration, Congress and state legislatures pass laws and develop regulations that affect all aspects of breast cancer research and care.

The majority of funding for breast cancer research outside of pharmaceutical companies comes through the federal government. A federal agency, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approves new drugs for breast cancer. Reform and regulation of the insurance industry happen through federal and state agencies.

NBCC seeks the commitment of our government—at all levels—to support meaningful research, expand access to quality health care, and adopt policies and laws that are backed by science and evidence. Then, together, we can end breast cancer forever.

Since its inception, the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) has set a legislative and public policy agenda that moves us closer to our mission to end breast cancer.

Read About NBCC’s History of Legislative and Public Policy Accomplishments.

NBCC is proud of its legislative accomplishments. The following examples are just a few highlights:

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