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Community Impact Office Overview


The Community Impact Office (CIO) leads the community outreach and engagement functions of the UK Markey Cancer Center.

Our mission is to engage communities, practitioners, and researchers in mutually beneficial collaborations to accelerate health equity and reduce the cancer burden.

The CIO has three objectives:

  1. Monitor community priorities for reducing cancer burden and disparities in KY.
  2. Facilitate bidirectional research that responds to community needs and priorities.
  3. Disseminate and implement sustainable, evidence-based guidelines, practices, and policies.

CIO consultation is available to Markey Cancer Center researchers and leadership, to discuss potential CIO support for facilitation of engagement with community partners and Markey Affiliate Networks, input on incorporating DEI into research and outreach, input on health education materials, strategies for reaching specific populations, and guidance on identifying existing data sources.

To request a consultation with CIO please complete this form: CIO Consultation Form

Visit the CIO Team webpage.

  • CIO Programs

    kentucky cancer consortiumKentucky Cancer Consortium
    The Kentucky Cancer Consortium (KCC) is Kentucky’s statewide comprehensive cancer control coalition that develops the state's Cancer Action Plan. Learn more.


    kentucky cancer programKentucky Cancer Program - East
    The Kentucky Cancer Program is a statewide cancer prevention and control program with regional staff who collaborate with partners in local communities. Learn more.


    mccHealth Education & Screening
    The Health Education & Screening program offers cancer screening events, educational presentations, and prevention opportunities. Learn more.

  • Collaborations with Markey Resources

    Kentucky Cancer Registry. Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR) provides statewide and local cancer data to CIO to guide stakeholders in identifying community-driven priorities and solutions. Learn more.

    Markey Networks. CIO collaborates with the Markey Affiliate and Research Networks, which are alliances of health systems focused on high quality cancer care and clinical research. Learn more.

    Behavioral and Community-Based Research Shared Resource Facility. CIO assists the BCBR SRF with facilitating community research collaborations, and CIO draws on the BCBR SRF to support data collection activities. Learn more.