Our Partners

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 Comprehensive Center, the Cancer Center also has regional, focused community groups. As part of COE’s diverse community partnerships, we work diligently to identify, address and support community needs.

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University of Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation

As of February 2022, the University of Virginia earned a “Comprehensive Cancer Center” designation by the National Cancer Institute – this status would not have been possible without our partners across Virginia that provided community outreach, education, and collaboration. As part of this effort, we are grateful to our partners for their input, feedback, collaboration, and innovative ideas, all of which played an important role in preventing and addressing cancer.

Guides the UVA Cancer Center’s leadership, community outreach, and
research, ensuring initiatives
address community priorities and cancer health disparities across the
catchment area. Read more

Engages local stakeholders from the
LENOWISCO, Cumberland Plateau,
and Mount Rogers Health Districts to
address cancer disparities
and access to care in rural Appalachia. Read more

Collaborates with local community organizations that provide guidance
so that cancer control and prevention programs and research are connected and serve the best interest of those living in the Dan-River Region. Read more

Featured Collaborations

Advancing engagement and capacity for rural cancer control

Partner: SWVA Community Advisory Board


Partners: Community Health Center of the New River Valley, Mountain Empire Older Citizens, TriArea Community Health, Virginia Department of Health

Colorectal Cancer Screening Media Toolkit

Partner: Emory & Henry College, SWVA Federally Qualified Health Centers


Community Partners

COE partners with over 100 organizations in its catchment area; the following is only a partial list. Our entire team thanks all of our partners for their efforts and dedication to reducing the cancer burden.

Are you interested in collaborating with us?

Our partnerships and collaborations with community organizations and groups strongly support COE’s outreach work. If your organization is interested in working with us, please contact us.