Devoted to Community—Near and Far

Huntsman Cancer Institute is devoted to our community. Our goal is to improve the health of the diverse residents in the Mountain West and reduce health disparities in underserved groups such as American Indian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and LGBTQ+ populations.

We foster partnerships with local, state, and regional organizations and individuals to promote positive behavior change, cancer prevention, and healthy living:

  • Community-based health organizations
  • Health care systems
  • Health advocates
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Schools
  • Religious groups
  • Businesses

We are eager to work together to provide education and resources for your group, worksite, or organization.

Programs & Services

Learn about the wide array of programs and services that make up Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Community Outreach efforts.

Partnerships & Collaboration

By working together with our community, HCI builds, strengthens, and sustains relationships to reduce cancer health disparities and prevent cancer. Here are some examples of successful partnerships:

  • The HCI-Harmons Grocery alliance educates about the importance of nutrition, diet, and eating healthy to reduce cancer risk.
  • The Utah Cancer Action Network works to eliminate barriers to health equity and improve health outcomes for people with cancer in Utah.
  • The Sun Safe on the Slopes program educates ski resort employees on the importance of sun safety and provides skin cancer screenings.
  • Tobacco and Radon partnerships with state agencies increase awareness of cancer risk and provide resource to protect Utahns.

Intermountain West HPV Vaccination Coalition

The Intermountain West HPV Vaccination Coalition brings together immunization program representatives with cancer control, pediatric, and primary care specialists as well as parents and community members. The Coalition aims to improve HPV vaccination among boys and girls ages 11-12.

Community Advisory Board

 The Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) Community Advisory Board comprises 37 members from Utah and the Mountain West, including representatives from a wide variety of community and business organizations and cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors.

Center for HOPE

The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE) serves as a bridge between scientists and community organizations throughout Utah and the Mountain West. 

Health Fairs & Events

HCI regularly participates in and hosts events that focus on cancer-related topics:

  • Tobacco cessation
  • Physical activity
  • Nutrition
  • Sun safety
  • Clinical trials
  • Cancer screenings
  • HPV vaccination
  • Radon

We maintain several small and large exhibits, including a giant inflatable colon, mini inflatable colon, skin scope, and pig lungs. 

Presentations & Speakers

HCI experts share knowledge on cancer-related topics with community groups. Our speakers showcase HCI’s research, patient care, and prevention education through interactive and engaging presentations. Please contact us to schedule a speaker.

Free Cancer Screenings

Since HCI opened, we have offered free annual screenings for skin cancer and oral (head and neck) cancer. Free screenings take place at various times throughout the year and target high-risk individuals.

For more information, contact cancerinfo@hci.utah.edu.

Community Outreach Internship

HCI's Community Outreach and Prevention Education program provides rigorous, engaged learning internships to graduate and undergraduate students in health-related programs. The experience, offered three times a year, includes:

  • Program planning
  • Health promotion
  • One-on-one and group cancer prevention education
  • Social media engagement
  • Community-based research experiences

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to Garrett Harding, Community Outreach Manager.

Contact Us

Please email cancerinfo@hci.utah.edu to plan an event or presentation, collaborate on a new partnership, request cancer education materials, or for any other need.