Community Advisory Boards

The COE has a strong history of developing and maintaining community advisory groups to advise and assist with our priorities. In addition to our Community Advisory Council which serves the UVA Cancer Center, the Cancer Center also has regional, focused community groups.  Below is you can learn more about each group and the importance it plays in impacting cancer in our community.

Community Advisory Council
The University of Virginia Cancer Center’s Community Advisory Council provides guidance to the UVA Cancer Center’s leadership, community outreach, and research ensuring initiatives address community priorities and cancer health disparities across the catchment area. The Council is comprised of cancer survivors, community members, healthcare partners, faith-based organizations, government officials and representatives from community organizations from across the UVA Cancer Center’s catchment area.

Southwest Virginia Community Advisory Board
The SWVA Community Advisory Board engages local stakeholders to address cancer disparities and access to care in rural Appalachia.  The SWVA CAB is comprised of over 30 representatives from the LENOWISCO, Cumberland Plateau, and Mount Rogers Health Districts.

Dan-River Region Cancer Task Force
The Dan-River Region Cancer Task Force is collaboration of local community organizations that provides guidance so that cancer control and prevention programs and research are connected and serving the best interest of those living in the Dan-River Region.