Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer Prevention


Community Outreach and Engagement


Community Outreach and Engagement is a central component of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center since its inception in 2007 when the Office of Outreach and Health Disparities was established. The COE, led by the OOHD, leverages over a decade of working with academic and community partners to promote cancer awareness and prevention in the Greater Houston area and surrounding counties, with a primary focus on the medically underserved and racial/ethnic minority populations. Its key activity is to ensure that the diverse and medically underserved patient population areas benefit from innovative outreach, education, screening, and primary prevention strategies.

The COE serves as a driver for translating research from the Research Programs and Disease Working Groups into practice in the greater Houston and surrounding areas.

The COE believes outreach and engagement with the Houston area communities are vital to promoting health equity. Through the years, the COE has implemented multi-pronged approaches to community outreach, education, access to cancer screening and prevention, community-engaged research, policy, and advocacy.


Community Outreach Calendar of Events


Date and Time





Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Everyone Counts Senior Event

Monologue presentation: “The Bottom Line”

In person with pre-recorded monologue 

4663 Aldine Mail Rte Rd, Houston, TX 77039

Pilgrim Place II Assisted Living Facility

Saturday, Oct. 23
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Harris Health Mammography Event

Breast cancer Screening (Health Fair)

In person 2525-A Holly Hall
Houston, TX 77054
Smith Clinic
Monday, Oct. 25, 2021
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Let's Get it Off Our Chest

Monologue presentation: “Beauty from the Inside and Out”

Virtual Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 988 0090 8075
Passcode: 736797

Friday, Oct. 29, 2021
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Mexican Consulate
Binational Health Week (Health Fair)
In person 3200 Rogerdale Rd, Houston, TX 77042 Mexican Consulate
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Successful Aging with Everyone Counts

The Bottom Line & Health Fair (Booth)

In person 3000 Aldine Mail Rte Rd.
Houston, TX 77039
BakerRipley East Aldine Campus

Saturday Nov. 13, 2021

8:45 a.m.
Opening Ceremony

9:00 a.m. 
Kid's Fun Run

9:05 a.m.

2021 Get Your Rear in Gear - Houston

Constellation Field
In Person and Virtual 1 Stadium Dr,
Sugar Land, TX 77498
Constellation Field

Our Work

  • We continuously monitor the cancer burden and risk factors in the Duncan Cancer Center catchment area and promotes the engagement of research programs to address the cancer burden and disparities in the catchment area.
  • We engage the Duncan Cancer Center catchment area populations in cancer prevention, control, survivorship outreach, education, and research to reduce cancer burden and disparities in the catchment area.
  • The COE disseminates and promotes the integration of evidence-based interventions and findings from research Duncan Cancer Center programs, locally (e.g., in our catchment area), regionally, nationally, and globally through outreach, collaboration, and policy.

This work is accomplished with guidance from our Community Advisory Board and in close collaboration with Duncan Cancer Center Programs. It leverages the COE’s strong expertise in developing patient-centered educational resources, methods to address cancer disparities, and implementing and disseminating multi-pronged, evidence-based interventions into practice.

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