Become an Advocate 

The Illinois Breast Cancer Advocacy Coalition

The Illinois Breast Cancer Advocacy Coalition is a group of breast cancer advocates representing a diverse set of non-profit, community, academic and government agencies across the State of Illinois.  The Coalition’s mission is to reduce breast cancer mortality,  achieve health justice for all persons at risk of and living with breast cancer and  move the needle on reducing Breast Health Care disparities for women of color and women  who are uninsured/underinsured. The Illinois Breast Cancer Advocacy Coalition believes in:

  • Health justice as a human right for all persons impacted by Breast Cancer including minority populations, uninsured and underinsured
  • Collective action, coalition-building, transparency and accountability for driving policy and system changes that improve breast health outcomes for all
  • Community Organizing to directly address disparate breast cancer outcomes across the breast cancer continuum

The ultimate vision of the Illinois Breast Cancer Advocacy Coalition is a world where lives and communities are not threatened by the breast cancer epidemic, made worse by policy and systematic injustices, and where everyone has equitable access to quality care at every point along the breast health continuum of care. Finally, all breast cancer survivors will have access to quality and compassionate services at every point of the breast cancer continuum of care.

In the spring Komen Chicago teams up with members of the Illinois Breast Cancer Advocacy Coalition Springfield for the Annual Advocacy Day. Advocates meet with elected officials to educate them on the importance of IBCCP to their communities.  The trip is open to anyone who is passionate about health equity and reducing the disparity in breast cancer mortality for women of color.

 

 

 

Downloads

Post Passage Disparities Bill Backgrounder – May 2015
21st Century Cancer ALERT Act
The EARLY Act
Key Legislation in the 111th Congress
Consumer Fact Sheet Coverage for Breast Cancer 7/2/09
Hard Copy LAH HMO Complaint