The COA Policy and Advocacy Mid-Year Update

We took stock of the policy landscape for the July 2023 Advocacy Chat – advocates joined the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) on Wednesday, July 12 at 12 p.m. ET to learn about the major cancer policy events from the first half of the year, what bills and projects are in the works, and COA’s plans for the second half of 2023.

COA’s Managing Director Nicolas Ferreyros and Director of Patient Advocacy and Education Rose Gerber, MS, discussed the recent Hill Day, what is being done about drug shortages, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), legislation that COA is supporting to protect patients and practices, and upcoming regulatory changes that could change the way cancer care is delivered. Rose and Nick also discussed the current status of CPAN, including the growth of new chapters and new engagement opportunities for CPAN members.

This event will be part of our virtual CPAN Advocacy Chats series – short, monthly educational webinars on key cancer issues and the policies that impact them. Each month will feature a new topic and special guests joining us. Patients, survivors, caregivers, and other cancer care advocates are all invited to join us for these free, interactive, virtual events!

  • Upcoming Advocacy Chat
    The Role of Pharmacists in Community Oncology

    October 11, 2023 12:00 pm

    Join the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) for a virtual Advocacy Chat on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 12 p.m. ET. Speakers will include COA's Director of Patient Advocacy and Education, Rose Gerber, MS, and Director of Clinical Initiatives, Judy Alberto, MHA, RPh, BCOP; and Jonas Congelli, RPh, Chief of Pharmacy, Laboratory and Nutrition Services, Hematology-Oncology Associates of Central NY.