Community Outreach & Engagement

Community Outreach and Engagement is a long-standing part of the UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center, with almost two decades of commitment to the community and ensuring access to effective cancer control strategies to improve the lives of residents and cancer patients throughout our catchment area regardless of distance, insurance, or poverty status.

By supporting community-academic partnerships, we are able to increase the capacity of research in our communities that is responsive to the pressing health concerns of community members in our catchment area and disseminate culturally relevant cancer control education, screening and survivorship programs and services across Virginia and West Virginia.

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2021 COE Impact Report



Our Annual Report provides an overview of COE’s three primary aims that guide our efforts and highlights some of our achievements throughout 2021. Throughout the report, you will find highlights on several of our partners and our community collaborations.

We thank all of our partners for their continued support in our efforts to contribute to reducing the cancer burden in and around Virginia. For questions concerning the Annual Report, contact Lindsay Hauser, Director, Office of Community Outreach & Engagement.

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Who We Serve

We address the cancer burden across Virginia, West Virginia, and beyond by working with communities to identify and address local needs and disseminate effective cancer control and prevention strategies.

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Who We Are

We live and work in communities across the UVA catchment area, developing trusted relationships and networks that result in understanding the regional needs of each community.

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What We Do

We support community-academic partnerships, facilitate community input for investigators, and increase the capacity of research in our communities that are responsive to the pressing health concerns of community members in our catchment area.

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Our Partners

Community partnerships have been an important part of our history. These partnerships advise and assist our priorities as well as help identify, address, and support local needs.

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Our Programs

We have provided the community with a broad range of evidence-based cancer education, service programs, and activities serving residents of the Commonwealth and beyond for over 20 years.

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Our Research

Our team works closely with researchers across the University of Virginia and community partners to facilitate community-engaged research to address the cancer burden of underserved communities across Virginia.

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News and Highlights All News »

A Successful Skin Cancer Screening Event — Plus, Reminders to Keep You Safe This Summer

An important community service event was recently held for Skin Cancer Awareness Month. On Saturday, May 13, more than 260 patients attended the free skin cancer screening event hosted by…

Where there’s smoke … UVA Wise, Coeburn Middle School students continue FamHealth anti-tobacco use project

WISE — Year two of a project linking UVA Wise and Coeburn Middle School students in a fight against tobacco use came to center court Tuesday. Cody Sanders, associate professor…

UVA Cancer Center Backs 5 Efforts to Address Cancer-Related Health Disparities

Five community groups from across Virginia have received $10,000 grants from UVA Cancer Center to address cancer-related health disparities. The grant program was created to celebrate UVA’s designation by the…

UVA Health, Southwest Virginia Coalition Expand Virtual Access to Healthcare

UVA Health and a coalition of Southwest Virginia healthcare groups are partnering to better combat health problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic, backed by a $5.1 million federal grant that…

UVA, Community Health Centers Expand Cancer Screenings for Underserved

To expand access to cancer screenings for underserved groups in Central, Southside and Southwest Virginia, UVA Cancer Center is establishing partnerships with community health centers serving those regions. One partnership…

Events All Events »

Groove the Blues Away

Free Mental Health Awareness Event with local dance and exercise teachers. All Saturdays in May. Acupuncture, chair massage, light snacks & more. Local Mental Health Resources: Central Virginia Community Acupuncture…

Nelson County Health Fair

  Please watch for more details in the future regarding this event.   *A UVACC COE outreach & engagement team will be attending this event. UVA OCOE to set up…

M7 Health Expo hosted by the Health Wagon

Health Expo hosted by the Health Wagon at the Wise County fairgrounds in July on the 18th, 29th, and 30th  from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. UVACC will be in…

Back 2 School Event

Back 2 School Event, Right Touch Christian Church, Danville, VA. Details are to be announced soon.