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Outreach & Engagement

For more than 20 years, the UVA Outreach and Engagement team has provided the community with a broad range of cancer education, service programs and activities that have benefitted residents of Central Virginia and beyond. We are committed to engaging and building collaborations within our diverse communities, faith based organizations and medical community. Through these collaborations, our team provides assistance to community-based organization in the creation and implementation of innovative cancer programs that are culturally appropriate and inclusive. These programs and collaborations aim to raise awareness and foster healthy communities to reduce cancer disparities.

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Outreach & Engagement

For more than 20 years, the UVA Outreach and Engagement team has provided the community with a broad range of cancer education, service programs and activities that have benefitted residents of Central Virginia and beyond. We are committed to engaging and building collaborations within our diverse communities, faith based organizations and medical community. Through these collaborations, our team provides assistance to community-based organization in the creation and implementation of innovative cancer programs that are culturally appropriate and inclusive. These programs and collaborations aim to raise awareness and foster healthy communities to reduce cancer disparities.

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SPOTLIGHT ON OUR COMMUNITY
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Through our outreach and engagement programs and services, our community is provided important resources that encourage health and improve the ability to access cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship support. Our goal is not only to teach the community about cancer but to help guide and support them as they put what they have learned into use.

Creating Community Champions

Deb Clarkston, Associate Professor of Nursing at the Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program has been using the Understanding Cancer curriculum provided by UVA Cancer Center with her nursing students in the Southwest Virginia community.  “Students hate busy work. They want to make a difference. The Understanding Cancer program allows them to better understand cancer themselves, the effect cancer has on their community and to complete a teaching project that will make a difference for years to come” Clarkston stated.  Clarkston and her students have made a huge impact since implementing Understanding Cancer, re-teaching what they learned about cancer with over 1000 community members in the Southwest Virginia Area.                 

COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS
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The Community Outreach and Engagement team strives to be an integral part of our community by working together with trusted organizations to address cancer health disparities throughout Virginia.  

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If you would like to learn more about bringing a program to your community, please contact:
 
Lindsay Hauser
Outreach and Engagement Manager
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