Federal Update: Cancer News in the Federal Budget

Bipartisan Budget Act Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 in early February, ending a brief government shutdown by extending funding for the federal government through March and lifting spending caps for the next two years. Within this deal were several significant health measures that bolster cancer research and access to care for low-income… Read more »

Wisconsin Biennial Budget Passes

The 2015-2017 Biennial Budget (2015 Wisconsin Act 55) was signed into law by Governor Walker on July 12, 2015. There are number of the provisions in the law that are noteworthy to the cancer community as they relate to objectives in the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan in the areas of prevention, screening, and treatment.┬áThe… Read more »

Priority 13 – WI CCC Plan 2015-2020

Priorities 1: Decrease tobacco use andexposure to tobacco 2: Increase healthy, activelifestyles 3: Decrease high risk alcoholconsumption 4: Increase HPV vaccinecompletion 5: Decrease exposure toultraviolet radiation 6: Decrease exposure to radon 7: Increase use of recommendedcancer screenings 8: Increase access to cancergenetic risk assessment and counseling 9: Increase access to qualitycancer care and services 10:… Read more »