Office of Community Outreach & Engagement

The University of Colorado Cancer Center has a long-standing history of commitment to advocacy, education, outreach and engagement throughout the state of Colorado. Our community partnerships and programs identify and address barriers to cancer health equity and improve outcomes in underserved areas of Colorado, including urban and rural areas across the state. Working together with new and existing organizations, we: 

  • Identify needs and emerging concerns regarding cancer incidence and survival throughout the state 
  • Expand awareness and improve access to cancer services, treatment and clinical trials 
  • Provide up-to-date information and community-based screening programs to reduce cancer risk and increase early detection 
  • Identify the social and economic challenges in underserved areas of the state that limit access to state-of-the-art cancer care 
  • Develop educational resources to improve health decision making to decrease cancer risk 
  • Advocate for public policy changes to ease the burden of cancer 
  • Support healthy lifestyle changes to reduce cancer risk ‚Äč
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Reducing Cancer Disparities in Colorado

In 2020, the CU Cancer Center launched five studies that are focused on addressing disparities in care and outcomes for Black and Hispanic communities in Colorado.

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Daniel Pacheco, MBA, PMP

Program Manager


José Barrón

Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator


Carlo Caballero, LPC, CCM 

Bilingual Patient Navigator


Chris Jones, MPH 

Senior Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator


Lexi Lewis, MPA 

Administrative Coordinator