The next quarterly SWVA Community Advisory Board meeting is on Thursday, September 8th, from 10 am to 2 pm. The event will be held both in-person and virtually. A celebratory lunch will be provided for those attending the event in person. Virtual participants will receive a Zoom link. Please RSVP.
Featuring a Keynote Address from Roger Anderson, PhD
Associate Director, Population Health Science
UVA Cancer Center
“What Comprehensive Status means for UVA and the Community”
Full agenda to follow
The next quarterly SWVA Community Advisory Board meeting is on Thursday, June 1st, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Abingdon Higher Education Center. The event will be held both in-person and virtually. Virtual participants will receive a Zoom link. Please RSVP. Full agenda to follow
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 attendance. More details to follow.
Past Event Information:
Move Mountains Medical Missions, an annual event expanding free medical, dental and vision care formerly offered by The Health Wagon and Remote Area Medical (RAM). Move Mountains Medical Missions will be hosted by The Health Wagon at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Wise, Virginia. The Health Wagon will collaborate with the Virginia Dental Association Foundation’s Mission of Mercy project to provide dental care. Mission of Mercy dental clinic will be held simultaneously at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise’s Convocation Center. Free medical, dental and vision services will continue to be offered, including stronger access to specialty and diagnostic health care services. The new health outreach will likely include longtime founding partner The Lions Club.
During this two-day in-person event, research and community efforts to address disparities across the catchment area will be highlighted
Day 1 | November 15
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Community partners and Cancer Center members will hear how community-based organizations are addressing the cancer burden in Virginia. A short community presentation will be given followed by a networking reception for researchers and community partners.
- Collaboration Across the Catchment Area
- Research and Community Partners Reception
Day 2 | November 16
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cancer Center members and community partners will learn about the latest in health disparities programs and research. Topics will focus on:
- Community Advisory Council Recommendations
- Catchment Area Disparities
- Cancer Screening and Research
- Community Grant Projects
- Cancer Health Disparities Research
We kindly ask that you RVSP by October 6th. Attendance during both days is highly recommended. Click here to RSVP.