Community Engagement and Health Equity (CEHE)
The University of Illinois Cancer Center’s (UI Cancer Center) Community Engagement and Health Equity Office (CEHE) is a unique community-centered office that engages communities within our catchment area and beyond to decrease cancer burden and increase cancer awareness and access to early detection and prevention. The CEHE team carefully investigates the needs of our community members and fosters services and research responsive to those needs. CEHE builds relationships with community partners, conducts best practices through patient navigation to increase access to cancer screening, disseminates project outcomes to UI Cancer Center programs, and advocates for policy changes that are responsive to the communities we serve. We utilize an integrated population health and health disparities framework to ensure that those outcomes inform UI Cancer Center programmatic research.
CEHE is a part of the Community Outreach and Engagement focus area that is composed of three areas: a community advisory board, catchment area experts and the CEHE office.
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