Why Public Policy?

Public Policy has the power to make our homes and public spaces safer by reducing our exposure to cancer risks. Just as laws restricting smoking have reduced Minnesotans’ risk of lung cancer, the Minnesota Cancer Alliance seeks policies that will further reduce the incidence of cancer in our state by encouraging healthy habits and reducing environmental risks.

You can help us meet many of our goals – and reduce your own cancer risk – by leading a healthy lifestyle and being aware of environmental risks. But systems-level policy changes can build a more lasting healthy Minnesota for generations to come.