Data briefs provide the facts on racial and economic disparities impacting cancer.
Health equity is widely recognized as one of the most important issues of our time, and it is a major priority for the American Cancer Society. We believe ALL people should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer – regardless of income, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or where they live.
Our Health Equity team is often asked for data and talking points around cancer disparities as well as messaging and storytelling around the work ACS and ACS CAN are doing to advance health equity.
To help staff and volunteers better understand the racial and economic disparities that impact how people prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer – and feel more comfortable talking about those disparities – we’ve created a series of data briefs called The Facts on Our Fight. The briefs offer facts on disparities and highlight health equity success stories across the country.
They’re available on Brand Toolkit now. Topics include:
These resources will be updated each year with the release of our Cancer Facts & Figures resource, as well as on an as needed basis.
And stay tuned: later this summer we’ll release a second set of briefs about LGBTQ+ communities, colorectal cancer disparities, the effects of COVID-19 on cancer disparities, and an overview of the Social Determinants of Health.