National Breast Cancer Coalition

Interest Group Presentation

National Breast Cancer Coalition

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Objectives

Interest groups are groups of people that aim to influence public policy on common areas of concern or interest.

Interest groups play a key role in influencing public opinions on certain social issues.

Interest groups significantly shape political and social systems by educating the public on certain key issues

The objective of the presentation is to dissect the mission, objectives and goals of the National Breast Cancer Coalition interest group.

Interest groups are groups of people that aim to influence public policy on common areas of concern or interest. Interest groups play a key role in influencing public opinions on certain social issues. Interest groups significantly shape political and social systems by educating the public on certain key issues. The objective of the presentation in this case is to dissect the mission, objectives and goals of the National Breast Cancer Coalition interest group.

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National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) Overview

For the longest time Breast cancer has remained in the forefront among the most prevalent cancers in women.

NBCC is a non-profit and voluntary organization whose sole purpose is to eradicate breast cancer1.

NBCC aims to attract national attention towards breast cancer by working with advocates for change2.

NBCC informs, supports and directs all the affected individuals .

NBCC works with the media, legislative and other key stakeholders to increase knowledge on breast cancer3.

1. NORD (2019). National Breast Cancer Coalition.

2. . Ibid

3. ibid

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the world. As a response the National Breast Cancer Coalition was created to fight breast cancer. The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is a non-profit and voluntary organization whose sole purpose is to eradicate breast cancer. NBCC aims to attract national attention towards breast cancer by working with advocates for change. NBCC informs, supports and directs all the individuals affected with breast cancer. Hence, in response NBCC works with the media, legislative and other key stakeholders to increase knowledge on breast cancer.

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Mission

The mission of NBCC is to “Eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy4”.

NBCC also aims to increase federal funding for breast cancer research and to monitor how these funds are disbursed5.

NBCC also aims to expand health care quality for all.

NBCC also aims to ensure that all the trained advocates influence decisions pertaining to breast cancer.

NBCC aims to attain its mission by increasing education and awareness on breast cancer and by advocating for frequent breast cancer screenings in women6.

4. National Breast Cancer Coalition (2013). About NBCC

5. America Charities (2014). National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC).

6.ibid

The mission of the National Breast Cancer Coalition is to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy. Also, NBCC aims to increase federal funding for breast cancer research and to monitor how these funds are spent. Three, NBCC also aims to expand health care quality for all. Four, NBCC aims to ensure that all the trained advocates influence decisions pertaining to breast cancer. Lastly, NBCC aims to attain its mission by increasing education and awareness on breast cancer and by advocating for frequent breast cancer screenings in women.

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Legislative Agenda

To allocate $150 million to the research program for Breast Cancer for the Financial year 2019 to increase research on the same7.

To propose a bill where Metastatic Breast Cancer serves as a eligible condition for Medicare coverage8.

To preserve the Medicaid Breast Cancer Treatment Program9.

7.National Breast Cancer Coalition (2013). NBCC 2018 Legislative and Public Policy Priorities.

8. ibid

9. ibid

As part of its legislative agenda NBCC has allocated $150 million to the Breast Cancer Research Program for the Financial year 2019 to increase research on breast cancer. Two, NBCC has proposed a bill to have breast cancer added as a qualifying condition for Medicare coverage. Three, NBCC targests the preservation of the Medicaid breast cancer treatment program.

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How is the Agenda Developed

The agenda is developed at the start of every legislative period.

The agenda is developed with the help of organizational members across the nation10.

After NBCC identifies its legislative agenda, they undergo a great deal of research and analysis11.

The agenda that NBCC puts out is that one that it believes will make significant and meaningful progress towards accomplishing its mission12.

10. National Breast Cancer Coalition (2013). NBCC 2018 Legislative and Public Policy Priorities.

11.Ibid

12.ibid

NBCC develops its legislative in a number of ways. One, the agenda is developed at the start of every legislative period. Also, the agenda is developed with the help of organizational members across the nation. After NBCC identifies its legislative agenda, they undergo a great deal of research and analysis. The agenda that NBCC puts out is that one that it believes will makes significant and meaningful progress towards accomplishing its mission.

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How is the Agenda Communicated to its Members

NBCC communicates its legislative agenda to its members by conducting Congressional Briefings.

By communicating with its Congress Members, it aims to get support of its set legislative agenda.

NBCC issues frequent legislative updates to its members to attract support for its issues.

NBCC posts information on its priorities and agenda on its website for easier access by its members.

NBCC also issues frequent press releases on specific legislation action on its agenda.

The National Breast Cancer Coalition communicates its legislative agenda to its members by conducting Congressional Briefings. The Congressional briefings involve communicating with the Congress members with the aim of getting support of its set legislative agenda. NBCC issues frequent legislative updates to its members to attract support for its issues. Moreover, NBCC posts information on its priorities and agenda on its website for easier access by its members. Lastly, NBCC also issues frequent press releases on specific legislation action on its agenda.

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How is their Agenda Pushed and Promoted

By educating the members of the public and the Congress on its agenda13.

Through advocacy and legislative priorities.

Through partnerships with key stakeholders14.

13. National Breast Cancer Coalition (2013). About NBCC

14.ibid

The agenda for the National Breast Cancer Coalition is pushed through a number of ways. One, is by educating the members of the public and the Congress on its agenda. Two is through advocacy and legislative priorities and lastly it is through partnerships with key stakeholders.

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Mechanisms Used to Engage, Attract and Influence Policy Makers

Through advocacy, where NBCC engages its policy makers by offering education and training programs that are formulated with information, tools and skills related to its course15.

By offering the right resources and education where NBCC creates and offers free resources to the public which helps to increase knowledge on prominent breast cancer treatments hence influencing policy makers16.

By training its advocates on the science behind breast cancer to help them effectively analyze breast cancer research and to effect the decisions made on breast cancer17.

15. National Breast Cancer Coalition (2013). About NBCC

16.Ibid

17.ibid

The National Breast Cancer Coalition uses a number of mechanisms to engage with and attract its policy makers. One is by advocacy, where NBCC engages its policy makers by offering education and training programs that are formulated with information, tools and skills related to its course. Two, is by offering resources and education where NBCC develops and makes free resources available to the public which helps to increase knowledge on prominent breast cancer treatments hence influencing policy makers. Lastly is by training its advocates on the science behind breast cancer to help them critically analyze breast cancer research and to influence the decisions made on breast cancer.

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Group’s Current Lobbying Efforts

Support through grants, individual contributions, corporate sponsorships and special events18.

The organization of fundraising events by advocates and its business people.

Increased funding for breast cancer research19.

Increased access to health care and clinical trials on breast cancer.

Increased influence by the advocates on all the key aspects regarding the decision making process on breast cancer20.

18. National Breast Cancer Coalition (2013). About NBCC

19.Ibid

20.ibid

When it comes to its lobbying efforts, the National Breast Cancer Coalition has received support through grants, individual contributions, corporate sponsorships and special events. Also, the organization has benefited from fundraising events organized by its advocates and its business people. Moreover, NBCC has benefited from increased funding for breast cancer research. Four, there has been increased access to health care and clinical trials on breast cancer. Lastly, there has been increased influence by the advocates on all the key aspects regarding the decision making process on breast cancer.

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Key Partner Coalitions

NBCC has partnered with Genentech to help bring the current breast cancer treatments, Herceptin, to the market.

NBCC has also partnered with the Avon Army of Women to help bring together all women suffering from breast cancer take part in research studies on the causes and prevention of the illness21.

NBCC has also partnered with DNA.Land to help women participate in genealogy tests by answering key questions on breast cancer hence increasing the scope of its research and advocacy22.

NBCC has also partnered with ABLE Equipment Rental (ABLE) to help increase awareness on its 2020 deadline as the year to end breast cancer.

21. National Breast Cancer Coalition (2013). About NBCC

22.ibid

NBCC has partnered with Genentech to help bring the current breast cancer treatments, Herceptin, to the market. Two, NBCC has also partnered with the Avon Army of Women to help unite all the cancer researchers with women willing to participate in research studies on the causes and prevention of breast cancer. Three, NBCC has also partnered with DNA.Land to help women participate in genealogy tests by answering key questions on breast cancer hence increasing the scope of its research and advocacy . Lastly, NBCC has also partnered with ABLE Equipment Rental (ABLE) to help increase awareness on its 2020 deadline as the year to end breast cancer.

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How the Partnerships Influence Policies at the Local, State or National Level

The partnerships have increased funding allocated for all research related to breast cancer.

The partners monitor how the funds are disbursed ensuring that all the funds are used for the right reasons23.

The partnerships have helped to increase health care access to all people24.

The partnerships help to ensure that the professional advocates are involved in the decision making process on breast cancer 25.

The partnerships raise awareness to all stakeholders on breast cancer.

23. National Breast Cancer Coalition (2013). About NBCC

24. Ibid

25.ibid

The partnerships for NBCC have influenced policies at the local, state or national level in a number of ways. One, these partnerships have increased funding for breast cancer research. Two, these partners monitor how the funds are spent ensuring that all the funds are used for the right reasons. Three, the partnerships have helped to expand access to quality health care for all. Four, the partnerships help to ensure that the trained advocates influence all the decision making processes that impact breast cancer. Lastly, these partnesrhips increase awareness on breast cancer.

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Key Obstacles

Allocation of adequate funds for related breast cancer research.

Inadequate research personnel advocates.

Participants for its clinical trials.

Acquiring key partnerships to help foster its course.

Emerging cancer strains that may limit the attainment of its mission of breast cancer eradication.

The key obstacles facing the National Breast Cancer Coalition include allocation of adequate funds for related breast cancer research; inadequate research personnel advocates; lack of participants for its clinical trials; acquiring key partnerships to help foster its course; and emerging cancer strains that may limit the attainment of its mission of eradication of breast cancer.

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Spending Allocations

Breast cancer research.

Education and training patients and advocates on breast cancer.

Clinical trials for breast cancer.

The key spending allocations for the National Breast Cancer Coalition include breast cancer research; education and training patients and advocates on breast cancer and clinical trials for breat cancer.

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References

NORD (2019). National Breast Cancer Coalition. National Organization for Rare Disorders. Retrieved from: https://rarediseases.org/organizations/national-breast-cancer-coalition/

America Charities (2014). National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC). Retrieved from: https://www.charities.org/charities/national-breast-cancer-coalition-nbcc

National Breast Cancer Coalition (2013). About NBCC. Retrieved from: http://www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/about-nbcc/about-nbcc.html

National Breast Cancer Coalition (2013). NBCC 2018 Legislative and Public Policy Priorities. Retrieved from: http://www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/get-involved/public-policy/action-center/nbcc-2018-legislative-and.html

National Breast Cancer Coalition (2013). NBCC Testimony. Retrieved from: http://www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/get-involved/public-policy/testimony/nbcc-comments-on-congressional-record.html

 
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