Community

The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement at the UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC) seeks to align the Cancer Center research goals and objectives with the communities it serves.

The overarching goal of Community Outreach and Engagement is to partner with community members, patients, families, clinicians, health system leaders, policymakers, and UFHCC scientists to reduce the cancer burden in the 22 counties we serve through novel outreach and engagement programs that span the cancer care continuum — from prevention to survivorship.

Community Outreach and Engagement 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 UFHCC and the CAB hinges upon members’ expertise working with diverse communities and stakeholder groups in North-Central Florida.