NCRA brought the cancer registrars’ message to
Congress through its Walk on the Hill during its 2012 Annual Conference in
Washington, DC. Cancer registrars met with their representatives and asked them
to support unified cancer prevention and control activities at the CDC. NCRA
prepared information packets outlining the important work of cancer registrars.
The packets were customized to include state fact sheets showcasing how cancer
registry data was used to promote public health initiatives in the state and
inform state-wide and national research.
NCRA conducted a survey to
establish staffing and productivity guidelines to benefit the entire field of
cancer registration and surveillance.
NCRA was asked to help solicit
House of Representatives on the Allied Health Reinvestment Act. NCRA created a
grassroots campaign and delivered 300 signed postcards to representatives.
NCRA brought the cancer
registrars message to Congress by taking its first Walk on the Hill. NCRA
represented two bills including the Allied Health Reinvestment Act and the
National Cancer Act of 2003. NCRA members met with US Representatives and
Senators from their congressional district after meeting with representatives
who already supported the bill.
NCRA participated in C-CHANGE,
a collaboration to conquer cancer and is recognized as a full partner in cancer