Cancer Policy & Advocacy Team (CPAT)

NCCS CPAT Members advocate against health care repeal on Capitol Hill, June 2017

The NCCS Cancer Policy & Advocacy Team (CPAT) is a program for survivors and caregivers to learn about pressing policy issues that affect quality cancer care in order to be engaged as advocates in public policy around the needs of cancer survivors. Driven by the energy and experiences of the CPAT Steering Committee, CPAT provides cancer survivors and caregivers with tools and training that build upon their personal experiences to become effective advocates to improve cancer care.

The webinars, e-newsletters, online forum, and conferences for CPAT members offer advocates different ways to learn and to discuss current issues, programs, and policies that affect the cancer community and to take action as appropriate.

Past CPAT Symposia

Highlights from the 2017 CPAT Symposium and Hill Day »

Highlights from the 2016 CPAT Symposium »
Read about CPAT members’ symposium experiences »

Interested in Joining CPAT?

For more information about CPAT, contact Kelsey Nepote, Manager of Advocacy.

Watch Past CPAT Webinars

2018: Cancer Care Planning and Communications Act, H.R. 5160: What It Does and How To Get Involved
2017: ACA Open Enrollment Updates & Actions - November 8
2017: Affordable Care Act Update - April 6
2017: Affordable Care Act Update: What Advocates and Cancer Survivors Need to Know
2016: Cancer Moonshot: Symptom Management & Funding
2016: Social Media Strategies for Patient Advocates
2016: A Conversation Around Shared Decision-Making and a Patient Revolution—And the Role of the PACT Act
2015: Strategies for Cancer Survivors to Implement When Choosing Health Insurance
2015: Strategies for Designing a System for Survivorship Care
2015: Patient-Care Team Communication
2014: Current Issues in Cancer Care

2017 CPAT Program Supporters

2017 CPAT Partners