Devoted to Community—Near and Far

Annual Report
to Our Community

Inspiring stories highlighting innovative work led by HCI in the past year.

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Together We Can

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Huntsman Cancer Institute is dedicated to addressing the cancer-related needs of the diverse residents of Utah and the Mountain West, an area that includes Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and parts of Colorado. Community Outreach and Engagement monitors Utah’s cancer needs, conducts research relative to the catchment area, engages and informs the community, and builds long-standing partnerships with organizations throughout the region.

We focus on areas of high cancer incidence and mortality, rural areas, and underserved groups, including:

  • African American
  • American Indian
  • Asian
  • LatinX
  • LGBTQ+
  • Pacific Islander
  • Seniors

HCI provides outreach and education about cancer risk, prevention, and care to patients and communities. We create awareness campaigns and share accurate cancer information through health events, presentations, social media, traditional news media, and other venues to reach residents in a variety of ways.

HCI clinicians reach community members and patients through mobile screening and affiliate partnerships with health systems. HCI researchers study population health and bring community organizations together to create long term solutions to prevent cancer and improve health equity.

We are devoted to community – near and far – and are eager to work together.

Community Partners and Collaborations

We partner with local stakeholders on coalitions such as the Utah Cancer Action Network , Utah Pacific Islander Health Coalition, and Utah Tobacco Free Alliance to address barriers to health equity and improve health outcomes for people with cancer in Utah.

We foster partnerships with state and regional organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Association for Utah Community Health, Intermountain Healthcare, and Utah Pride Center to engage the community in cancer research, services, and prevention efforts.

We also work with these types of organizations:

  • Community-based organizations
  • Hospitals and health care systems
  • Health advocates
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Schools
  • Religious groups
  • Businesses

Programs, Services, and Community-Engaged Research

Presentations for Teens, Adults, and Seniors

Community health educators come to your location to educate community groups, schools, churches, and other organizations about cancer prevention. All presentations are free. They are available in English and Spanish and can be modified to meet age and demographic needs. To make a request, please fill out the presentation request form.

Community Events and Health Fairs

Community health educators come to your location to educate, provide materials, and connect participants to HCI and community resources. All services are free and are available in English and Spanish. To make a request, please fill out the health event request form.

Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board consists of 38 diverse members from Utah and the Mountain West. The board provides strategic input on issues related to HCI’s mission in order to improve cancer outcomes through research, education, and clinical care.

Screening and Education Bus

This state-of-the-art clinic on wheels brings HCI’s expertise and the latest screening technology to all Utah residents—in distant and rural communities, as well as underserved urban areas. Employers, community organizations, and church groups can schedule visits.

Center for Hope

The Center for HOPE serves as a bridge to bring researchers and community organizations together to create long term solutions to prevent cancer and chronic disease, and improve health equity.

Intermountain West HPV Vaccination Coalition

The Intermountain West HPV Vaccination Coalition brings together immunization program representatives with cancer control experts, pediatricians, primary care specialists, parents, and community members to improve HPV vaccination across the region.

Educational Materials

HCI develops print materials for cancer risk, prevention, screening, healthy living, and clinical trials. To request materials, email community@hci.utah.edu or call 1-888-424-2100.

Available materials are listed below by topic and quantities are limited.

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Trials
  • Diet and Exercise
  • HPV Vaccination
  • Sun Safety
  • Tobacco and Radon

Contact Us

If you would like to request additional information, please contact us by phone at 1-888-424-2100 or email at community@hci.utah.edu.