community outreach & Engagement serving and connecting the community to care
The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) for the UFHCC is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the diverse population we serve.
who we are
In the office of community outreach, engagement and equity, our focus is to understand and address the challenges faced by the Cancer Center’s unique 23-county service area. We are committed to reducing cancer-related health disparities and the cancer burden faced in these communities by developing creative community engagement strategies to improve health and link patients to care.
our AREAS OF FOCUS
our community partners
GUIDED BY LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS
The UFHCC's Community Outreach and Engagement office is guided by a Community Advisory Board, which plays a vital role in collaborating with our leadership team, program directors and Cancer Center members to ensure that our work focuses on cancer-related issues that are critical to the communities we serve. The success of the Cancer Center and the CAB hinges upon members’ expertise working with diverse communities and stakeholder groups in North Central Florida.
a message from the associate director
"The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement is developing creative cancer prevention and treatment strategies to serve our diverse population — from prevention to survivorship. Specifically, we want to ensure that UFHCC research is as relevant to our catchment area as possible, which is why we remain eager to learn from those we serve." — Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement, UFHCC