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Access Health Louisiana (AHL) is recognized by the American Cancer Society for its outstanding work to reduce cancer rates in Southeast Louisiana during National Health Centers Week. Jennifer Frizzell, Health Systems Manager for the Southern Region of the American Cancer Society, presented the certificate to Access Health’s Vice President of Support Ronald Johnson and Senior Executive Administrator to the CEO and Board of Directors, Chastity Brown on August 16, 2018. AHL providers offer cancer education, screening tests and follow-up care to their patients in need. Last year, Access Health Louisiana’s Board of Directors and Executive Team pledged to join the American Cancer Society’s effort to screen 80% of Americans for colorectal cancer by 2018. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. More than 135,000 adults are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. “By signing the pledge, Access Health Louisiana is joining the effort to work together and collectively push to make greater progress, prevent more cancers and save more lives,” said Anna Hassan with the American Cancer Society. Chairman of the Board, Timothy Vial, signed the pledge on behalf of AHL at their corporate offices in Kenner, Louisiana. AHL’s board members were present for the important signing.