A Grassroots Force for Cancer Care Advocacy
The Cancer Advocacy Group of Louisiana, Inc. (CAGLA) is a vibrant grassroots force championing improved cancer care. United by a shared purpose, our dynamic assembly of community leaders, dedicated physicians, and resilient survivors is more than just a non-profit. We are a catalyst for systemic change, using our influence to drive progress in healthcare policy and practice.
We bridge gaps within the healthcare community, connecting innovative minds and compassionate hearts, empowering patients, and fostering a collaborative environment for shared victories. As advocates, we echo the voices that demand to be heard and work towards a future free from this disease. With every piece of legislation we influence, we move a step closer to our goal.
Championing Legislative Action for Cancer Care in Louisiana & Beyond
Our mission is to advocate for legislation and administration regulations in the State of Louisiana that promote, support, and facilitate cancer research and education, as well as the well-being and care of cancer patients, survivors, and their families. We assert that exceptional cancer care is a universal right for all patients.
Through our political action committee, CAGLA CARES, we actively shape state legislation and regulatory solutions to significantly alleviate the cancer burden. We listen actively to patients and stay abreast of medical breakthroughs, and by empowering advocates across the state, we are fast-tracking Louisiana’s journey towards a cancer-free life.
Leading the Way Towards a Cancer-Free Future
We envision a world where everyone, irrespective of their socio-economic status, has equal access to the highest standard of cancer care. Our goal is to lead Louisiana, and ultimately the world, towards a future free from cancer. We aim to foster a transformative healthcare environment that encourages innovation, promotes advanced cancer therapies, and eliminates the suffering caused by cancer.
We envision creating a dynamic platform for collaboration among experts, advocates, patients, and policymakers, establishing the preeminent cancer conference in the Gulf South and setting the standard for patient advocacy on a national and international scale.
Our Values & Principles
Committed to Patient-First Advocacy & Enduring Innovation
Our core values and guiding principles form the heart of our organization. We put patients first and strive for universal access to quality cancer care. We advocate for innovation, comprehensive care, and compassion, with a dedication to ending cancer.
We passionately advocate for patients, base our actions on informed decisions, empower our community, and build bridges for collaboration. We aim to amplify our impact and set the standard for patient advocacy within the healthcare landscape.
Shaping the Future of Cancer Care through Legislative Change
At CAGLA, our impact reverberates throughout the fight against cancer. Our legislative victories reflect our power to enact change, while our unbroken track record underscores our unyielding dedication. Through hands-on advocacy, we’ve achieved real-world results, fostering innovation and transformative healthcare policies. Our dedicated team, from tireless lobbyists to passionate advocates, embodies our collective drive for equitable, quality care for all. Explore our impact and join us as we continue to advocate for a cancer-free future.
Board of Trustees
Meet our Board of Trustees, an integral part of our organization, guiding our work and mission.
Scientific Advisory Board
Meet the Scientific Advisory Board members who contribute mission-critical expertise and accomplishments to CAGLA’s work.
Cancer Survivor Registry
Join our collective voice in the battle against cancer, a powerful tool that amplifies personal experiences to influence critical legislation.
Find answers to common questions about CAGLA, including how to get involved, how we use funding, and what our primary focus areas are.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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