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March 11: ACS CAN virtual health summit

Bipartisan policy discussions on issues that affect Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians,  Pacific Islanders, and nation at large.

As part of its ongoing commitment to working with the Congressional Tri-Caucus to address health equity and ensure the cancer voice is heard in their policy discussions, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is sponsoring the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Health Summit on March 11. 

The day-long virtual event will bring together non-profit and corporate leaders, subject matter experts, and local and federally elected officials for bipartisan policy discussions that affect the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community and the nation at-large. This is the first year ACS CAN is sponsoring the event. 

As part of the summit, Devon Adams, RN, MPH, senior analyst for policy and legislative support at ACS CAN, will be participating in the session, Health Equity and Digital Health during COVID. Devon, who leads ACS CAN’s work to improve patient access to biomarker testing in cancer and expand access to telehealth, will be part of a panel that will discuss new technological advancements and how they can be leveraged to connect with the most vulnerable Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations. U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-CA), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, will provide opening remarks for the panel, which will take place at 2:30 p.m. ET.  That session, as well as the rest of the summit, is open to the public and free to register.  

APAICS is a national non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office. 

ACS CAN’s participation in and sponsorship of the APAICS Health Summit is one aspect of its work to advance health equity, and advance policy changes that address health disparities in cancer treatment and care. To learn more, visit  

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