Our Programs

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COE has 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. Through partnerships and collaborations, we foster healthy communities by assisting community-based organizations in creating and implementing innovative, culturally appropriate, and inclusive cancer programs to raise awareness and reduce cancer disparities.



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We are committed to engaging and building responsive collaborations to enhance the well-being of individuals, organizations, and communities through education that is provided by:
  • Free evidence-based educational programs to educate community members about reducing their cancer risk.
  • Available health care professionals and cancer experts to speak on topics tailored to specific audience(s).
  • Programs can be adapted for in-person or virtual audiences.


Please contact us

To request a speaker or to inquire about a program


Signature Programs

identify & Address health needs


  • An empowering and engaging educational curriculum focused on informing community members, healthcare professionals, cancer survivors and caregivers, students, and community groups about cancer.

Walks w heart


  • A free community walking program in Charlottesville & Esmont offering planned trails for neighborhood hikes, park exploration, outdoor activities, and connects participants to local health resources and experts.

stop tobacco


  • The Eliminate Tobacco Use Virginia Initiative, led by the UVACCC and VCU Massey Cancer Center with partnerships in higher education, aims to create tobacco-free campus cultures across the state.



  • Preschoolers learn about sun safety through an evidence-based program called Ray and the Sunbeatables®: A Sun Safety Curriculum, created by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Someone You Love

Someone You Love HPV Showings with Q&A Sessions


  • Informative sessions of the Someone you Love: The HPV Epidemic film showings provide the newest data regarding the HPV vaccine and where to get vaccinated, along with expert Q&A sessions from expert panelists.


FamHealth: Family-Based Health Promotion to Prevent Tobacco Use


  • FamHealth, funded by VFHY, aims to end intergenerational tobacco use by improving family health communication and empowering students to create school health messages.