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Komen Advocacy Alliance

The Susan G. Komen® Advocacy Alliance (KAA) is the non-partisan voice for over 3 million breast cancers survivors and the people who love them. Our mission is to translate the Komen promise to end breast cancer forever into action at all levels of government to discover and deliver the cures. We are proud of our work over the years to protect breast cancer screening and research funding and to advance breast health and cancer care policy at the federal and state levels.

Komen is pleased to announce its 2015 Advocacy Priorities:

  • Support expanded federal funding for breast cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DOD);
  • Support state and federal funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP);
  • Advocate for policies to improve insurance coverage of breast cancer treatments, including those that would require oral parity, preclude specialty tiers and prevent step therapy protocols; and
  • Evaluate state and federal policies to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket costs for medically necessary diagnostic mammography.