Susan G. Komen recognizes that, in order to achieve its mission, scientific progress must be complemented by sound legislative and regulatory policy. Through government action, broad, systemic, lasting change can be made in the fight against breast cancer.

Komen, as a patient advocacy organization with first-hand knowledge of how breast cancer touches local communities, must engage policymakers and governments as partners in our efforts to end breast cancer forever.

To be active in this capacity, Komen Colorado monitors public policy decisions at the state level that affects access to breast cancer care.

The Affiliate also supports Susan G. Komen’s federal breast cancer advocacy priorities by educating elected officials in Colorado about how federal laws and regulations could impact breast cancer patients and survivors.

Komen Colorado’s advocacy work is directed by the Public Policy Advisory Committee and carried out by a grassroots network of breast cancer patients, survivors, supporters, and providers.

2017 Federal Advocacy Priorities

Find information about other issues Komen monitors at the federal level that affects breast cancer patients, survivors, and those living with the disease.

2017 State Advocacy Priorities

Every year, Komen Colorado chooses legislative priorities based on state legislation that will be introduced during the session that runs January through May.

More information about the 2018 state advocacy priorities will be available in January 2018 as the next section gets underway and bills are introduced.

Komen Colorado also monitors proposed changes to regulations issued by various departments to ensure the coverage for breast cancer care is not lost. Departments that Komen Colorado monitors are: