AACI distinguishes itself among professional cancer organizations through its ongoing engagement with academic cancer centers. The AACI Presidential Initiative allows the president of AACI's Board of Directors to formalize a special project of broad interest and value to AACI members during their two-year term. The AACI Presidential Initiative allows the president of AACI's Board of Directors to formalize a special project of broad interest and value to AACI members during their two-year term. Several of AACI's signature programs began as presidential initiatives.
A Resource Library to Benefit AACI Cancer Centers
For his presidential initiative, AACI President Roy A. Jensen, MD, has spearheaded a comprehensive, cancer-specific library of model legislation, communication tools, and other resources.
Inspired by successful efforts at The University of Kansas Cancer Center and the work of national cancer advocacy organizations, Dr. Jensen launched the AACI Public Policy Resource Library in 2019 to address issues ranging from state funding for cancer research to HPV vaccination and tobacco regulation.
The resource library is a "one-stop shop" that AACI’s members can use to educate legislators and the cancer advocacy community.
Help AACI Build a Library of Public Policy Resources
AACI members are encouraged to share state-level legislation and additional helpful resources, including op-eds, whitepapers, fact sheets, and infographics, that pertain to the following priority issues:
- State funding for cancer research
- Eliminating HPV-related cancers through prevention, screening, and vaccination
- Tobacco control, including Tobacco 21 legislation and restrictions on e-cigarettes and flavored vaping products
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