Susan G. Komen has a rich history of more than 30 years in public policy and advocacy. In order to achieve our mission, we believe scientific progress must be complemented by sound public policy and advocacy. Through government action, broad, systemic, and lasting change can be made in the fight against breast cancer. This means that Komen—as a patient advocacy organization with first-hand knowledge of how breast cancer touches local communities—must engage policymakers and government leaders as partners in our efforts to end breast cancer forever.

To advance our policy priorities, Komen Headquarters works with Affiliate staff, volunteers, grantees, researchers, and friends in communities across the United States to ensure breast cancer is a priority among policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels and to increase access to affordable, high quality breast health and cancer care services.

Learn more about our federal policy priorities.

Become an Advocate 

Our Advocates act as the voice of over 3 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. For example, our Policy Advocates ensure that the fight against breast cancer remains a priority among our state and national policymakers.

Stay “in the know” about current state and national legislative and advocacy actions and get more details on how to help legislate change.