Unified to Create a Strong Voice in the Fight Against Cancer
UPDATED: FY 2021 OVAC Appropriations Table with House numbers
The House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the FY21 Labor-HHS bill on July 13, 2020. The full House is...Read More
Increase funding for Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Programs in FY 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) state-based cancer programs play an indispensable role in the prevention, detection, and...Read More
Increase NIH and NCI Funding in FY 2021
Cancer Research Delivers Breakthrough and Hope. Much progress is being made in the fight against cancer. The U.S. cancer death...Read More
One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) is a collaboration of national non-profit organizations representing millions of Americans, delivering a unified message to Congress and the White House on the need for increased cancer-related appropriations.
One Voice Against Cancer began in January 2000 as a working group of public health organizations dedicated to ensuring that the federal government provides the necessary investments for cancer research and application programs. It has since grown into an effective lobbying coalition on cancer funding that has enabled the community to enhance policymakers’ awareness of the need for substantial increases in essential cancer programs.
The professional government relations staff of the member organizations of OVAC meet monthly to share intelligence on cancer-related legislation and regulations, discuss the latest in cancer research and treatment, and strategize on how best to work with lawmakers to enhance funding for critical cancer research and programs.
Other OVAC advocacy campaigns have included advertising in Capitol Hill publications, coalition meetings with lawmakers, and briefing on Capitol Hill to highlight the government supported cancer research and programs that OVAC supports.