Community Engagement and Health Equity
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.
We carefully investigate the needs of our community members and foster services and research responsive to those needs. We builds relationships with community partners, conduct best practices through patient navigation to increase access to cancer screening, disseminate project outcomes to UI Cancer Center programs, and advocate 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.