Northwest Medical Specialties was honored to be part of Hill Day to advocate for cancer care and the impact of legislation on patient care. Our very own Shannon B, who is our Clinical Manager, and Abra K, who is our Support Services Manager, attended the Community Oncology Alliance (COA)’s Hill Day.
Hill Day is organized by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA). The advocates represent every facet of the health care system, including patients, family members, oncologists, hematologists, nurses, social workers, practice administrators and more. Together, they seek to provide Congress with an eye-opening look at the impact of legislation on patient care.
About the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN)
The Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) is a national advocacy organization committed to raising awareness of independent, community cancer care centers and how national and local health care policy issues may affect patient care. CPAN’s network of more than 30 community cancer practice-based chapters spans 17 states, connecting and activating committed, passionate people who advocate for the protection of locally delivered cancer care.
CPAN advocates include patients, survivors, caregivers, and members of the oncology care team. CPAN advocates share personal stories so policymakers and the community can understand the importance of personalized, affordable cancer care close to where patients live and work.
CPAN is the Community Oncology Alliance’s (COA) patient connection—educating and ensuring patients understand the importance of advocating for and preserving community oncology.
To learn more about the COA Patient Advocacy Network, visit https://coaadvocacy.org/about/.