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.

CPAN Advocacy Chats are regular virtual 30-minute educational conversations about cancer advocacy and policy with a guest speaker invited to discuss issues important to patients and advocates. Summaries of previous Advocacy Chats are available on the CPAN website.

  • Upcoming Advocacy Chat
    Pharmacy Benefit Managers: What Patients Need to Know

    May 15, 2024 12:00 pm

    The Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) held a virtual Advocacy Chat on Wednesday, May 15, at 12 p.m. ET about the impact of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) on patient care and what patients need to know when interacting with PBMs.