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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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 »

Quarter of Virginians Unaware of Lifesaving HPV Vaccine

A study has identified the Virginians least likely to know that there is a potentially lifesaving vaccine available for human papillomavirus (HPV), which is responsible for up to 10% of…

Getting patients caught up on cancer screenings after the pandemic

Doctors at UVA Health and the Central Virginia Health Services are trying to get their patients caught up on cancer screenings that were canceled or missed during the pandemic. WMRA's…

UVA Cancer Center, Central Virginia Health Services Offer Free Colorectal Cancer Screening for Uninsured Patients

The University of Virginia Cancer Center has partnered with Central Virginia Health Services to offer free colorectal cancer screenings to uninsured patients in Central Virginia. The partnership’s goal is to…

Cohn and Loughran: UVA and Southwest Virginia — partners in better cancer care

Last month, the University of Virginia Cancer Center became the commonwealth’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and one of just 52 in the United States — and it…

Virginia’s NCI-designated Cancer Centers Educating Virginians on New Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

To commemorate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Virginia’s two National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers are teaming up with the Virginia Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (VCCRT) to highlight new guidelines recommending that colorectal…

Events All Events »

Mobile Cancer Screening Event

Mobile Cancer Screening Event Friday, May 20th, from 9 am - 2 pm at the Christiansburg Recreation Center Parking Lot. Get screenings for skin, head, neck & oral cancers Schedule…

Groove the Blues Away!

Come get your GROOVE on with local Black fitness instructors. A Free Event, all Saturdays in May, from 9 am -11 am at Tonsler Park. -Health screenings -Community acupuncture -Voter…

C’Ville Walks with Heart Summer Season Kickoff

Join us for the kick off our free walking program, C'Ville Walks with Heart! We will meet at the Brooks Family YMCA Community Room and start with a quick one…