Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity

Contact Us at 833-722-6237

Our Mission

Simmons’ Office of Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity strives to reduce the cancer burden in North Texas and promote equity in cancer prevention, care, and outcomes through research, education, and engagement.

To accomplish our mission, we keep watch on public health and cancer trends. We host listening sessions to understand our community's cancer needs and concerns. And we incorporate community perspectives in our research efforts.

In turn, we offer the following programs and services aimed at promoting optimal community health:

  • A free Speakers Bureau made up of experts who can share the latest information about cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and survivorship
  • Online tips for managing your health and cancer risks
  • Mobile cancer screenings and free events
  • Survivorship support for those who’ve been diagnosed with cancer
  • Nicotine cessation clinics to help people stop smoking or vaping
  • A Cancer Answer Line to connect community members with cancer resources, including clinical trials and free or low-cost services for those who qualify

For questions about our programs or to join us in cancer prevention, please contact our team at 833-722-6237 or OfficeofCOEE@utsouthwestern.edu.

Learn more about cancer’s impact on North Texas communities and what Simmons Cancer Center is doing to strengthen public health:

DFW Community Cancer Profile: Executive Summary (English | Spanish)

DFW Community Cancer Profile: Full Report (English | Spanish)

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