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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Comprehensive Because of You



UVA Cancer Center is celebrating its new comprehensive designation by awarding community grants of up to $10,000 to community-based organizations to continue innovative work that addresses cancer-related health disparities.

The Letter of Intent is due July 1.

To learn more visit our UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Grant Page. For questions, email Thank you for all that you do each and every day to help us get closer to eliminating the burden of cancer in 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 »

UVA, Southwest Virginia Groups Working to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption

iSIPsmarter, a web-based program developed by University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers, has been helping southwest Virginia adults reduce their consumption of sugary drinks. So far, the trial has…

Wendy Cohn and Thomas P. Loughran Jr. column: A comprehensive approach to better cancer prevention and care for all Virginians

Thanks to incredible improvements in screening, new medications and advancements in treatment options, the most recent data from the American Cancer Society shows the cancer death rate in the United…

UVA Cancer Center Seeking Applications for Community Grants to Celebrate Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation

UVA Cancer Center is celebrating its designation by the National Cancer Institute as Virginia’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center by awarding community grants of up to $10,000 to nonprofits, local governments,…

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…

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Beyond Fitness with Sabrina’s 2nd Annual Women’s Empowerment Day 2022

Beyond Fitness with Sabrina held its first Women’s Empowerment Day Event and awarded the First TQ Evans’ Young Women Entrepreneur Scholarship in July of 2021. Our Women’s Empowerment Day had…

Healthy People Healthy Streets

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Bikes on Main

Event sponsored by the Danville Police Department to increase community engagement and highlight the biking community in the Dan River Region. UVA COE team member attending the event. More details…