Public Policy & Advocacy

Making a Difference

AACI works on behalf of North America's leading cancer centers to advocate for federal funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). 

The AACI Government Relations department coordinates efforts among cancer centers to educate local officials and members of Congress about the cancer research enterprise and the positive impact of cancer center initiatives on patients. 

Participation in AACI government relations activities is open to AACI members only. 

Patient Navigation: Reducing Disparities in Cancer Care

Patient navigation has become an essential piece of the health care puzzle, particularly in the United States, where it plays a pivotal role in bridging the gaps in health care accessibility and affordability. 

By investing in broader access to patient navigation throughout the U.S., cancer centers are well positioned to make a significant impact on health equity. Through targeted advocacy efforts, AACI is enhancing the work of academic cancer centers to improve outcomes for all patients with cancer.

Read the full post on the Coalition for Health Funding blog.


Steering Committee

The Government Relations Steering Committee monitors public policy activities impacting cancer centers. 

Matthew Swaback 
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health

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