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

WHO we are

The UFHCC Office of Community Outreach and Engagement

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.

Community Advisory Board (CAB) of the UF Health Cancer Center's (UFHCC) Office of Community Outreach and Engagement

our AREAS OF FOCUS

aim 1

Understanding our catchment area

Catchment collage

aim 3

Keeping cancer research relevant

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our community partners

North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative

Sister’s Alive

GUIDED BY LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS

Governance

Community Advisory Board

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.

Community Advisory Board (CAB) of the UF Health Cancer Center's (UFHCC) Office of Community Outreach and Engagement

a message from the associate director

Betsy Shenkman, ph.d.

We are eager to learn from those we serve

"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

Betsy Shenkman, PhD gives a presentation