Catalyst in New York

2022-2023 Catalyst Grantee

In December 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a bill to help ensure colorectal cancer screening coverage for New Yorkers at average-risk starting at age 45, and ensure that state regulated insurance plans cover, with no cost-sharing, follow-up colonoscopies after an abnormal non-invasive stool test.  

Colorectal Cancer Screening in New York

*Overall Percentage of Adults Who Are Up to Date with Colorectal Cancer Screening

New York Grantees 

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) of New York empowers citizens to hold their lawmakers accountable for their words and their actions. They demand that our leaders not only talk about fighting cancer but take real steps toward decreasing the number of people suffering and dying from cancer. 

New York Colorectal Cancer Screening Coverage

New York state law requires every policy issued in the state to cover colorectal cancer screening. This includes colorectal cancer screening tests in accordance with American Cancer Society guidelines for colorectal cancer screening of average risk individuals, including an initial colonoscopy or other medical test or procedure for colorectal cancer screening and a follow-up colonoscopy performed as a result of an abnormal result on a non-colonoscopy screening test.  

New York is the 39th deadliest state for colorectal cancer in the U.S.

Relentless Champions in New York

Michael Davoli 

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

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