Community Partnership Program Funded Projects

Below are the most recent organizations to receive funding from the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program. Learn about the projects by expanding the sections below. Read the press release about the most recent cohort of funded projects.

View more information for all funded projects on our interactive map.

Tier 1

  • Adventist Health Columbia Gorge
  • Adventist Health Portland
  • Oregon School-Based Health Alliance
  • Silver Years

Tier 2

  • 2Live2Cure
  • Centro de Servicios Para Campesinos
  • Coos Health Initiatives
  • Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice
  • Tillamook County Health Department

Tier 3

  • Hood River County Prevention Department
  • Northwest Sarcoma Foundation

All funded projects

Expand the sections below to see a brief description of all projects that have received Community Partnership Program funding. These projects serve a variety of populations in both urban and rural areas throughout Oregon. Each project focuses on a unique community-identified cancer need ranging from prevention to early detection to survivorship.

View more information for all funded projects on our interactive map or read profiles of a sample of funded grants on the Grantee Stories page.

Tier 1: Define Need

2023-2 Grant Cycle

Adventist Health Columbia Gorge    
Family Caregiver Distress Identification Process   
Adopt a distress scale to determine the need for behavioral health services for family caregivers of patients with cancer in the Columbia Gorge.

Adventist Health Portland    
East African Community Cancer Needs Assessment and Solutions    
Develop and conduct a community health needs assessment and identify culturally responsive strategies to address cancer-related disparities impacting the East African community in the Portland Tri-County area.

Oregon School-Based Health Alliance    
Assessing Food Insecurity and Cancer Awareness Among Youth Through School-Based Health Centers    
Evaluate Oregon School-Based Health Alliance processes and resources surrounding food insecurity and student perceptions of cancer risk from malnutrition.

Silver Years    
Raising cancer awareness among immigrants and refugees from the former Soviet Union    
Increase awareness of cancer risk factors, prevention methods and available resources among immigrants and refugees from the former Soviet Union in the Tri-County area.

2023-1 Grant Cycle

American Cancer Society, Oregon & SW Washington 
Addressing Prostate Cancer Prevention and Cancer-Related Care Within West Eugene
Establish a baseline rate of men across Lane County screened and diagnosed with prostate cancer and form a community coalition to review cancer-related policies and programs impacting west Eugene populations.

ICG Innovare Communication Group LLC
Narrative health communication intervention to address cancer-issues specific to the Latine community
Bring together local Latine experts to build bridges between TV viewers by producing five video segments regarding breast, gynecologic, and hematologic cancers and create a learning toolkit in Spanish and English for public use.

Portland Refugee Support Group
Portland Refugee Cancer Data Project
Collect and analyze cancer data within Portland-metro area refugee communities through Community Health Workers interviews to identify which cancer types are most prevalent.

Samaritan Health Services
Improving Colorectal Screening Through Evaluation and Promotion of FIT DNA Testing in a Community Setting
Identify disparities and barriers of colorectal cancer screening rates of adults aged 45 years and above who are eligible Samaritan Health Services patients across Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties and develop a sustainable surveillance method.

Self Enhancement, Inc.
Advancing HPV Information and Education in the African American Community in Portland and Multnomah County
Develop and conduct a local needs assessment and produce a culturally specific and responsive action plan for HPV education and prevention for African American and other underserved communities in Multnomah County.

2022-1 Grant Cycle

Adventist Health Portland Foundation | Slavic Community Center of NW
Slavic Community Cancer Needs Assessment and Solutions
Engage in an intimate dialogue with the community to learn what screening tools and treatments the Russian and Ukrainian-speaking members of the Portland Community seek and why.

Best Health Consult LLC
Know Your Prostate (Knowledge and burden of Prostate Cancer), Klamath Falls
Measure the burden of prostate cancer, knowledge, attitude, behavior, and practices of males age 50 years and older in Klamath County.

Samaritan Health Services, Inc.
Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening Among IHN-CCO Members
Conduct a needs assessment to identify disparities and barriers to colorectal cancer screening for low-income residents of Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties.

Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice
Active Cancer Patient Inquiry for Interest, Need and for End-of-Life Education and Counseling
Conduct a needs assessment to understand the barriers and challenges the Latino/a/x community in Jackson and Josephine Counties have in accessing and utilizing end-of-life counseling.

2021-1 Grant Cycle

Candlelighters For Children With Cancer
Candlelighters Parent Support Program
Conduct a needs assessment to identify social-emotional needs of parents and families whose child has recently been diagnosed or is receiving treatment for cancer.

Community Development Corporation of Oregon
East County Breast Cancer Prevention
Determine needs among East Multnomah County BIPOC communities around access to mammograms and other cancer prevention approaches, exploring breast cancer incidence rates and barriers to accessing services.

Crook County Health Department
Assessing Crook County’s Cancer Related Health Needs
Conduct a community assessment to increase understanding of Crook County's cancer-related health needs and create a comprehensive action plan to address identified gaps in services and inequities across the cancer continuum.

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Baker City
Assessing Transportation Barriers to Cancer-Related Care
Assess barriers to accessing cancer-related healthcare in Baker and Union counties and create an action plan to address identified needs.

Identifying needs of families affected by childhood and adolescent cancer
Assess the needs of families affected by childhood and adolescent cancers through surveys and focus groups, establishing the need for additional programming to be offered by the UKANDU.

2020-1 Grant Cycle

Chelsea Hicks Foundation
Assess the need for palliative costume-based therapy in pediatric pre-operation settings
Evaluate the potential impact of costume-facilitated therapeutic play on pre-surgical pediatric oncology patients.

Healthy Active Oregon Coalition
Convene Community Members Across Oregon to Determine Local Evidence-Based Policies to Prevent Obesity-Related Cancers and to Build Coalition
Expand coalition to communities across Oregon by convening focus groups to discuss policies that may reduce obesity and improve obesity-related health disparities in those communities.

Lane County, Oregon acting by and through Lane County Public Health
Increasing Collaboration to Promote HPV Vaccination in Lane County
Form a multi-partner workgroup to gather data about knowledge of and barriers to HPV vaccination in Lane county.

Micronesian Islander Community
Needs Assessment of Cancer within the Micronesian Islander Community
Assess the cancer-related needs of Micronesian communities in Oregon through a literature review and interviews of community members who have been diagnosed with cancer.

2019-2 Grant Cycle

Douglas Public Health Network
Douglas County HPV Prevention Project
Assess baseline HPV vaccination data in Douglas County and gain input from community members to identify whether there are local barriers and health disparities related to HPV vaccination.

Harney District Hospital
Harney County Cancer-Related Needs Assessment
Conduct a needs assessment of cancer patients in Harney County to identify cancer-related needs and barriers to care.

Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences in partnership with Samaritan Cancer Resource Center
Women's experience with interval breast cancer
Conduct a needs assessment in urban and rural counties to learn if interval breast cancers are of concern to the communities, where or when women experience the most need, and barriers to care.

Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice
Cancer Patient Inquiry Regarding Interest and Best Format for End-of-Life Education
In collaboration with local oncologists, provide education for providers and community members about end-of-life care for cancer patients and its ability to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and improve quality of life.

2018-1 Grant Cycle

Adelante Mujeres
Assessing the need for cancer prevention through nutrition in the Latino community in Washington County.
Determine the need and interest among the Latino community in Washington County to expand the Produce RX Program to include a focus on cancer prevention.

Cascade AIDS Project
Addressing Cervical/Breast Cancer among Portland's Lesbian and Bisexual Women, and Transgender Men
Identify attitudes, knowledge, and barriers to accessing cancer screening and preventative care among Portland area lesbian and bisexual women and transgender men.

Coos County Oregon State University Extension Family & Community Health
WE CAN (Wellness Education for Cancer Nutrition) Engaging rural healthcare providers to include nutrition in treatment plans
Assess the capacity for rural health professionals to provide nutrition advice to cancer patients in Coos County.

Oregon Cancer Foundation
Survivor and Caregiver Support Program for Lane County
Conduct a needs assessment of caregivers of cancer patients in Lane County with the aim of creating an ongoing caregiver outreach program.

Oregon Institute of Technology
Head and Neck Cancer Screening in Klamath County, Oregon: A Survey of Rural Professional Practices
Conduct a needs assessment of dentists and dental hygienists in Klamath County in regards to head and neck cancer examinations, protocols, and prevention intervention resources.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
Community Cancer Awareness & Healthy Living Symposium
Connect uninsured or underinsured African-American women and men to cancer health education and support resources in the Portland metro area.

Umatilla County Public Health
Umatilla County Cervical Cancer Prevention Needs Assessment
Determine patient barriers to receiving Pap smears and assess barriers to adolescents receiving the HPV vaccine series in Umatilla County.

2017-2 Grant Cycle

Eugene Family YMCA
The Men of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: Prostate Cancer Survivor Outreach in Lane County
Collect data on unique needs of prostate cancer survivors and establish partnerships with local providers to increase participation in an evidence-based small group survivorship program, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington
Development of African American Breast Cancer Screening Initiative
Collect and analyze baseline data around breast cancer screening rates among African American women in the Portland-metro area, informing and guiding future work in developing a 5-year initiative to increase screening rates.

Urban League of Portland
Older Adult Cancer Coalition Project
Develop a cancer education and community engagement program for African American seniors and older adults with disabilities to address existing disparities in cancer incidence and mortality.

Yamhill Community Care Organization
Yamhill County Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Resource Assessment
Conduct a community assessment and asset mapping to assess existing tobacco cessation and prevention resources. Identify effective outreach strategies to engage local residents most at risk for tobacco-related cancers, with a focus on the Medicaid population.

Yamhill County Health and Human Services
Yamhill County Cancer Awareness Project
Conduct a needs assessment to identify barriers to accessing cancer prevention services among county residents 40 years of age and older in Yamhill County.

2017-1 Grant Cycle

Ashland Family YMCA
Assess the need and viability of local implementation of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, an evidence-based survivorship program for adult cancer survivors.

Josephine County Foundation
Collect & Analyze Data on Rural Adolescent Tobacco Product Use
Collect and analyze baseline data around rural adolescent tobacco product use in Josephine County high schools.

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Supporting Oregon Breast Cancer Survivors with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: A Cross Sectional Survey
Assess knowledge, attitudes, and use of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) among breast cancer survivors in Oregon. Identify interest, unmet needs, and barriers to inform development of a future AOM-based breast cancer survivorship group.

2016-2 Grant Cycle

Bay Area Hospital
Low Dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening on the Oregon Southcoast
Exploring the use of low dose CT for lung cancer screening while using a community readiness matrix to assess infrastructure, establish community partners, and explore a feasible process.

Northwest Sarcoma Foundation
Solidarity In Sarcoma Outreach Program
Creation of an outreach program plan tailored to the needs of sarcoma patients via literature review, patient interviews, and surveys.

2016-1 Grant Cycle

The Next Door, Inc.
Entre Amigas: Between Friends
Form a task force addressing breast cancer data and issues relevant to Columbia Gorge Latinas; address the elimination of obstacles and/or barriers to obtain a mammogram.

2015-2 Grant Cycle

American Cancer Society (Great West Division)
Coalition Building to Support Implementation of Interventions to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening
Engage key stakeholders in increasing colorectal cancer screenings using evidence-based protocols.

American Cancer Society (Great West Division)
Coalition Building to Support Implementation of Interventions to Increase HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccination Rates
Convene a statewide coalition to identify barriers, needs and opportunities for increasing HPV vaccinations within the state of Oregon.

American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific
Addressing Lung Cancer Through Radon Risk Reduction
Utilize community coalitions to increase awareness of radon-based lung cancer risks among Oregon adults quitting tobacco.

Coos Health & Wellness
Assessing Commercial Tobacco Products Policies, Systems and Programs Existing for Youth in Coos County
Identify current strategies, gaps and opportunities for reducing youth tobacco use to zero by 2020.

Crook County Health Department
Identifying Need for and Barriers to Tobacco Cessation Support Through Stakeholder Engagement
Convene a workgroup focusing on tobacco cessation through Coordinated Care Organization incentives and matching individual users with local cessation options.

Deschutes County Health Services
Addressing Nicotine Dependency Among Teens in Deschutes County
Train local high schools in an evidence-based tobacco cessation program addressing early nicotine dependency.

Tillamook Regional Medical Center
Strengthening Our Services - Cancer in Tillamook County
Evaluate and create a plan to address cancer-related health and quality of life needs in Tillamook County through community partnerships.

2015-1 Grant Cycle

Hugh Howard Housen Memorial Foundation
Adolescent and Young Adult Patient Support Program in Multnomah County
Conduct a needs assessment of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients, family members and care providers to better understand the unique needs of this population to develop targeted programs.

Jefferson County Public Health Department
Jefferson County Tobacco Free Youth in Jefferson County
Establish a team of committed local stakeholders from Jefferson County and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs to develop a community-based program to prevent tobacco use in youth.

Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center
Yellowhawk Cancer Data Project in Morrow, Umatilla and Union Counties
Establish a cancer registry to collect baseline data and aid in documenting cancer among the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and eastern Oregon.

Tier 2: Develop and Pilot

2023-2 Grant Cycle

Road to Recovery Oncology Service Centers: Providing non-medical resource needs to rural cancer patients    
Continuation project to pilot a Road to Recovery Oncology Service Center in a hospital setting and provide non-medical resource needs to rural cancer patients.

Centro de Servicios Para Campesinos    
Farmworker Cancer Prevention Project, Addressing Access to OHP/Healthcare Providers    
Continuation project to provide cancer prevention education events and connect farmworkers, Latinx, BIPOC and indigenous adults, aged 18-75, to Oregon Health Plan in the Willamette Valley.

Coos Health Initiatives  
Coos Fights Cancer
Continuation project to pilot a website and newsletters aiming to increase knowledge of pancreatic cancer in two clinics in Coos Bay targeting residents age 35 and older.

Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice    
Educational Outreach to Hispanic Cancer Patients in Jackson and Josephine County    
Continuation project to conduct a small-scale pilot educational program and analyze the outreach model in assisting Hispanic cancer patients accessing end of life services.

Tillamook County Health Department    
Preventing Cancer Through Health Literacy 
Develop health literacy materials in English and Spanish to address cancer health disparities in Tillamook County.

2023-1 Grant Cycle

Candlelighters For Children With Cancer
Pediatric Cancer Parent Peer Support Group
Continuation project to pilot a parent peer support program and one on one matched parent mentoring program to help meet the need for social-emotional support of parents whose child has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Chelsea Hicks Foundation
Chelsea's Closet pilot and expansion to serve rural pediatric oncology at Asante Medical Medford
Continuation project to evaluate the impact of costume-facilitated play therapy on pediatric oncology patients aged 1 to 17 and implement a mobile closet program serving rural communities surrounding the Medford area.

Crook County Public Health Department
Supporting Cancer Fighters, Survivors and Grievers Through Art
Continuation project to increase awareness of mental health, support and connectedness among adults between the ages of 20 to 80 and affected by cancer through art gatherings in Crook County.

La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center, Inc
Use of self-collected HPV swabs for cervical cancer screening
Increase cervical cancer screening rates among underserved Jackson County residents between the ages of 30 and 65 years.

2022-1 Grant Cycle

Good Shepherd Health Care System
Colorectal Cancer Screening & Prevention
Provide education on colorectal cancer (CRC), prevention, and screening for adults between the ages of 50-75 utilizing Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT) kits in rural Umatilla and Morrow Counties.

Measuring Impacts and Outcomes of Komak's Process of Financial Support During Cancer Treatment
Examine the effectiveness of the organization's service model on how low to moderate income people with limited resources and reserves experience severe financial deprivation during the rigors of cancer treatment.

2021-2 Grant Cycle

Healthy Active Oregon Coalition
Prevent diet-related cancer in Oregon by piloting voluntary sugary drinks policy
Test the feasibility and acceptability of community driven policies and approaches to reduce consumption of sugary drinks in Lane County with the aim of preventing diet-related cancers related to unhealthy BMI.

Hood River County Prevention Department
The Hood River County Prevention Department Teen Tobacco Cessation and Education Project
Pilot the evidence-based N-O-T (Not on Tobacco) Teen E-cigarette and Vaping Cessation program for high school students in Hood River who are contemplating/seeking more information/support about quitting.

Native American Youth and Family Center
Cancer Prevention through Relating Cultural Teachings to the Four Foundations
Utilize a culturally specific framework to address cancer prevention through increasing access to and education about traditional foods for the Native American and Alaska Native population in the Portland and Vancouver area.

Pacific Integrative Oncology
The Feasibility of a Remote Lymphedema Prevention Program for Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Surgery
Pilot an online educational platform to determine if it is a feasible method to increase understanding of lymphedema risks, prevention, and management strategies for patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer.

Umatilla County Public Health
Umatilla County Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Capacity Building Initiative
Pilot the implementation of Oregon's ScreenWise program in Umatilla County to increase access to breast and cervical cancers screenings by reducing barriers through culturally appropriate outreach, education and navigation of health services.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center & Foundation
Preventing HPV-Caused Cancers Through Dentist-Administered HPV Vaccines
Determine the feasibility of dentist-administered HPV vaccinations to children aged 9 and older at Virginia Garcia dental clinics in Beaverton and McMinnville.

2021-1 Grant Cycle

Asian Health and Service Center
Asian Diet & Cancer
Develop and pilot a culturally and linguistically specific cancer-focused diet/nutrition program focused on meeting the needs of Cantonese-speaking cancer patients and caregivers in the Portland metro area.

Native American Youth and Family Center
Re-learning Balance through Plant Teachings
Adapt and pilot the "Growing Social and Emotional Skills through Plant Teachings" curriculum, addressing cancer prevention through health eating and increasing awareness of cancer screenings among Native Americans living in the Portland Metro area.

Pink Lemonade Project
Developing a Community System of Care for Individuals Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Across Oregon
Maintain and expand the former local Komen affiliate's Treatment Access program for breast cancer patients across Oregon by providing patients with financial assistance to access treatment and other community/peer support resources.

Thadd's Place
Thadd's Place Cancer Grief Project
Adapt and utilize existing curriculums to support cancer patients and families in Grant County through grief experienced after the death of a loved one or a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Urban League of Portland
Conquering Cancer Campaign
Develop and pilot a campaign to provide education and resources for Black men and women in the Portland area around the importance of colorectal cancer screenings and mammograms.

2020-1 Grant Cycle

Friends of Zenger Farm
Community Chefs: Cancer Prevention Through Culturally Appropriate, Community Led Education, Food Access and Social Support
In partnership with the Black Parent Initiative, pilot and evaluate the feasibility of Community Chef programming to promote cancer prevention.

La Clinica
Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in a Jackson County FQHC through a FIT outreach program
Pilot and evaluate an evidence-based outreach approach to promote the use of fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) for colorectal cancer screening in southern Oregon.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
Community Cancer Awareness & Healthy Living Symposium - Develop and Pilot
Continuation project to adapt and pilot the Body & Soul evidence-based approach to address cancer awareness with a focus on diet and exercise needs of African Americans in Multnomah County.

2019-2 Grant Cycle

American Lung Association in Oregon
Reduce Tobacco and Nicotine Use Among Youth in Oregon
Implement an evidence-based training to train facilitators on an alternative to suspension program for students facing suspension for violation of school tobacco or nicotine use policies.

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Cancer Prevention through Cultural Teachings
Build on existing Culture is Prevention framework to implement evidence-based practices to reduce cancer disparities in the American Indian/Alaskan Native community through cancer-related workshops and culturally specific education.

Oregon State University Coos County Extension
WE CAN (Wellness Education for Cancer Nutrition)
Select, adapt and test an evidence-based intervention to address nutrition information needs among cancer patients and healthcare providers in Coos County.

Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Well water remediation program with Oregon well owners to remove arsenic
Reduce exposure to arsenic, a known carcinogen, by piloting a well water safety program delivered by community health navigators in rural counties.

Samaritan Health Services
Feasibility of administering the evidence-based Exercising Together program at a community cancer center
Pilot an evidence-based exercise program in a community cancer center setting, targeting non-metastatic breast or prostate cancer patients and their spouses/significant others.

See You at the Summit
Therapeutic nature and adventure impact on adolescent oncology psychosocial health
Implement and evaluate an evidence-based therapeutic wilderness program to meet the psychosocial needs of adolescents diagnosed with cancer.

Sky Lakes Medical Center Foundation
Fresh and Local: SLMC Outpatient Nutrition Outreach
Building on existing Community Health Worker programming, Fresh & Local will connect cancer survivors and those at risk for cancer to fresh produce through nutrition education and coaching on how to use Klamath Farmer's Online Market (KFOM).

Urban League of Portland
Older Adult Cancer Coalition
Build on existing work with the Older Adult Cancer Coalition to provide resources and educational workshops for the African American community in the Portland Metro area focused on cancer risk and cancer prevention.

Yamhill Community Care Organization (YCCO)
Tobacco Prevention Program for Youth
Pilot an evidence-based tobacco prevention campaign, with a focus on vaping, for low-income and tribal youth in Polk and Yamhill Counties.

2018-1 Grant Cycle

Care Partners Hospice and Palliative
Impact of Access to Single-Fraction Palliative Radiation Therapy on Cancer Patients Enrolling in Hospice
Evaluate the impact of offering single fraction palliative radiation treatment to hospice patients.

Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Implementing a sun safety and skin cancer awareness prevention program adapting the SHADE curriculum for MJCC youth summer campers.
Adapt and implement an evidence-based skin cancer awareness prevention program for youth with the goal of promoting sun safe behaviors among summer day campers.

Northwest Sarcoma Foundation
Solidarity in Sarcoma pilot project
Create and pilot an outreach program tailored to the specific needs of sarcoma patients identified through a previously conducted needs assessment.

Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA)
Youth to Youth HPV Prevention in High School
Provide peer to peer HPV prevention education to high school students to increase knowledge about HPV and increase youth uptake of HPV vaccination.

The Public Health Foundation of Columbia County
Cessation Interventions-- Columbia County
Implement evidence-based tobacco cessation programs in partnership with local community partners in Columbia County.

Urban League of Portland
Black/African American Breast Cancer Screening & Education Program
Provide mobile mammography and breast health education to Black/African American women throughout Multnomah Count

2017-2 Grant Cycle

Camp UKANDU's Teen Retreat Program for Teen Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Siblings
Implement and evaluate a retreat program for teen cancer patients, survivors, and teen siblings of cancer patients to foster positive social and emotional intelligence through peer to peer relationships, independence, and leadership to support their successful transition into adulthood

Chelsea Hicks Foundation
Testing PhotoVoice as an empowerment tool to support the recovery of children with cancer
Pilot and evaluate use of PhotoVoice model among pediatric oncology patients to document and describe their individual experiences with cancer.

La Pine Community Health Center
The BreatheFree Stop Tobacco Use in the Workplace Project
Implement a workplace tobacco cessation program, based on the American Cancer Society's Freshstart curriculum. Support local businesses and employers in implementing tobacco use policies in accordance with the Oregon Clean Air Act.

Friends of Zenger Farm
Preventing Cancer through Nutrition Education of Elementary School-Aged Youth in East Portland
Implement and evaluate a farm-based nutrition education program targeting low-income and/or immigrant elementary-aged youth, aiming to reduce cancer risk by improving childhood nutrition.

2017-1 Grant Cycle

American Cancer Society
Preventing Cancer by Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates in Clatsop County
Continuation, building on a previously funded project. Implement a quality improvement pilot project to increase HPV vaccinations through clinical capacity building, community education, and statewide HPV strategic planning.

Crook County Health Department
Engaging stakeholders to design and pilot tobacco cessation services to reduce local cancer rates
Continuation, building on a previously funded project. Identify barriers to accessing tobacco cessation resources in Crook County. Results to inform the development and pilot testing of a local tobacco cessation resource.

Northeast Oregon Network
NEON Pathways Community Hub Smoking Cessation Intervention: Tobacco Free for Cancer Free
Provide training and support for Community Health Workers around best practices for tobacco cessation among high risk populations in Eastern Oregon, utilizing an established Pathways Community Hub model.

Oregon State University, Health Promotion and Health Behavior
Adapting a mindfulness-based intervention to improve sexual function for female cancer survivors
Adapt and implement a mindfulness-based intervention for sexual function to meet the needs of female cancer survivors.

Tillamook Regional Medical Center
Strengthening Our Services 2 - Cancer in Tillamook County
Continuation, building on a previously funded project. Design and pilot test cancer care “road maps” to provide clear and collaborative care pathways for cancer patients.

Uriel Medical Foundation
Pilot Program for Long-Distance Expansion of SHADE Sun Safety Science Curriculum
Expand the elementary school SHADE sun safety science curriculum to areas outside Central Oregon through web-based teacher workshops and integration of local liaisons.

2016-2 Grant Cycle

Oregon State University
Latinas' experiences with mobile mammography and bilingual navigation services from screen through follow-up care
Funding to interview Latinas to document their experiences with screening and follow-up care, needs and barriers following mobile mammography and navigation services at Albany InReach Services.

American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific
Reducing Lung Cancer through Radon Risk Reduction
Increase the number of Oregonians utilizing home radon testing through providing free radon test kits to new and existing partnerships and program evaluation.

South River Community Health Center
A Clinical Stepped Care Approach to Tobacco Dependence & Cancer Prevention
Implementation of a stepped care tobacco cessation program for adult patients.

Cascade Health Alliance
Distributing Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits to Klamath County's Medicare and Medicaid Population
Reestablishment of a Klamath County FIT kit testing program for colorectal cancer.

2016-1 Grant Cycle

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
Reducing Fine Particulate Air Pollution and Lung Cancer Mortality Through Jade/Lents Greening
Engage residents and local stakeholders in greening the Jade District and Lents neighborhoods through tree planting in order to reduce air toxics in order to reduce community rates of asthma, heart disease and cancer. This also may mitigate the potential for low birth weight babies, organ damage and anemia.

Camp UKANDU Teen Program - Year Round Camps & Retreats
Design, pilot and evaluate a new year-round program for teenage cancer patients, teenage cancer survivors, and teenage siblings of cancer patients in the Portland Metro area.

Coos Health and Wellness 
Assessing Commercial Tobacco Products Policies, Systems and Programs Existing for Youth in Coos County (Phase 2)
Continuation of an assessment of commercial tobacco products policies, systems and programs in Coos County including review of evidence-based interventions appropriate for a rural setting and identifying community support for policy changes leading to development of a strategic plan. 

Hike It Baby with the Oregon Public Health Institute
Hiking to health: A Community Based Outdoor Physical Activity Program for Families with Young Children
Creation of a sustainable, ongoing health resource for Baker County families. Offer weekly opportunities for Baker County families with children under 5 to be physically active through weekly group hikes led by a community health worker. Provide support for individual physical activity.

2015-2 Grant Cycle

Asian Health & Service Center (AHSC)
Asian Cancer Resource and Support Services (ACRSS)
Establish a cancer resource center providing culturally and linguistically appropriate education and support services for the Asian community.

Eastern Oregon Healthy Living Alliance
Use of Fecal Occult Blood Test and Fecal Immunochemical Test Kits in Eastern Oregon
Increase colon cancer screening rates in Eastern Oregon through focus group participation from counties that provided fecal occult blood testing kits.

Eastern Oregon University
Implementation of a University-Student-Delivered Outdoor Physical Activity Pilot Intervention Among Rural Children
Develop a university-student delivered after school pilot program aimed at rural children emphasizing physical activity and reducing high risk behaviors associated with cancer.

Hood River County
Smoking Cessation in the Gorge
Train local health care providers, community health workers and clinical staff in evidence-based tobacco interventions to reduce the tobacco use of Oregon Health Plan members.

2015-1 Grant Cycle

African American Health Coalition
Thriving and Surviving Program: A Cancer Self-Management Program
Test implementation of an online chronic disease self-management program for African American cancer survivors that will address isolation, reduce fatigue and increase feelings of self-efficacy.

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Cancer Services
Survivorship: Optimizing Survivors Quality of Life in Coos, Curry, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake Counties
Create survivorship program for gynecological cancer survivors and caregivers, including implementation of survivorship care plans and support groups.

Association of Oregon Centers for Independent Living
Cancer Screening for People with Disabilities in Deschutes, Douglas and Multnomah Counties
Improve rates of cancer screening for Oregonians with disabilities through a train-the-trainer program for staffs at the cross-disability Centers for Independent Living (CILs) based in Bend, Portland and Roseburg.

Columbia Gorge Health Council
Finding the right FIT in Hood River and Wasco Counties
Address low rates of colorectal screening through a community-led process to identify a highly sensitive fecal immunochemical test, or “FIT kit” that is appropriate for community.

Columbia Memorial Hospital
Healing at Home: A Rural Cancer Survivorship Pilot Program in Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook Counties
Develop and implement a rural cancer survivorship clinic to address cancer survivorship care, focusing on physical rehabilitation and nutrition education.

Multnomah County Health Department
Mid-County Prescription CSA Pilot in Multnomah County
Test how effective and feasible it is to use a Community Supported Agriculture model to increase patients' consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Samaritan Regional Cancer Program - Palliative Care
Palliative Care Patient Navigation for Stage Four Cancer Patients in Benton, Lincoln and Linn Counties
Develop and implement patient navigation services for stage IV cancer patients who would benefit from better understanding of palliative care and other available treatment options.

Samaritan Cancer Resource Center
Overcoming Transportation Barriers in Cancer Care in Benton, Lincoln and Linn Counties
Finalize the development of and begin implementation of SamExpress – a transportation program to increase access to cancer treatment.

Samaritan Cancer Resource Center
Survivorship Group Expansion Project in Lincoln and Linn Counties
Expand access to a cancer survivor support group in rural areas of Linn and Lincoln counties that addresses nutrition education, emotional well-being and fitness support.

Uriel Medical Foundation
Elementary School Skin Cancer Science Education and Sun Hat Program in Deschutes County
Develop, implement and evaluate an elementary school skin cancer education curriculum and sun hat program.

Tier 3: Evaluate and Sustain

2023-2 Grant Cycle

Hood River County Prevention Department    
Continuation of Teen Tobacco Cessation and Education Project to Address a New Youth Population    
Continuation project to establish an evidence-based program (INDEPTH) and address the high rate of student smoking, e-cigarette and vaping at the middle school level in Hood River County School District.

Northwest Sarcoma Foundation    
United Sarcoma Community    
Continuation project aiming to reduce feelings of isolation among sarcoma patients and caregivers in the Portland metropolitan area through free community events.

2023-1 Grant Cycle

See You at the Summit
Therapeutic nature and adventure impact on adolescent oncology psychosocial health
Continuation project to evaluate an evidence-based therapeutic wilderness program supporting adolescents and young adults with cancer, and advance adolescent oncology psychosocial research.

Thadd's Place
Expansion of Thadd's Place Cancer Group
Continuation project to maintain and expand support services to Grant County residents diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones who are caretaking or grieving a loss from cancer.

2022-1 Grant Cycle

Oregon School-Based Health Alliance
Latinx Youth Peer Education for HPV Prevention
Expand on a successful pilot project to increase knowledge of HPV in Latinx youth aged 15+, in addition to increasing the number of Latinx youth age 15+ who receive HPV inoculation in urban and rural school-based health centers (SBHCs).

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
Community Cancer Awareness and Healthy Living Symposium - Implement Body & Soul EBA Program
Expansion of a project to address breast and colorectal cancer health awareness, health disparities and the linkages with diet, nutrition, and exercise within their predominantly African American church congregation in Multnomah County.

Thadd's Place
Thadd's Place Cancer Group
Continuation project, expanding services to Grant County residents diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones who are caretaking or grieving a loss from cancer.

2021-2 Grant Cycle

Mid-Columbia Medical Center
Proactive Prevention Program: Expanding Access to Cancer Screenings and Treatment for Underserved Communities
Expansion of Proactive Prevention Program, an existing local initiative to increase outreach and access to breast and colorectal cancer screenings and treatment for medically underserved populations in Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, and Hood River counties.

2021-1 Grant Cycle

Gorge Grown Food Network
Veggie Rx for Cancer Patients and Survivors
Expand on a successful pilot project to provide fresh vegetables and nutrition education to economically-disadvantaged, food insecure cancer patients and survivors in the Columbia River Gorge.

Mosaic Medical
Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Central Oregon through Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Communications and Outreach
Expand a previously tested colorectal cancer screening program to increase FIT kit completion rates among the uninsured and Latinx communities in Central Oregon by providing culturally and linguistically specific outreach and education.

Oregon School-Based Health Alliance
HPV and YOUth: Peer Education for HPV Prevention in High Schools
Expand a previously tested approach to increase youth knowledge around HPV and HPV-related cancers through peer-led education in urban and rural high school health classes.

2020-1 Grant Cycle

Mosaic Medical
Enhancing Colorectal Cancer Outreach and Screening in the Primary Care Setting
Implement a text messaging system to support initial screening reminders and follow up efforts of existing colorectal cancer screening program in Central Oregon.

OSU, Moore Family Center, College of Public Health & Human Sciences
Hope Grows Here: Supporting health for cancer survivors through community-based gardening and nutrition education
Implement and evaluate Harvest for Health, an evidence-based gardening intervention in which Master Gardeners mentor cancer survivors in Linn and Benton counties.

2018-1 Grant Cycle

Asian Health &Service Center (AHSC) 
Phase 2 of Asian Cancer Resource and Support Services (ACRSS)
Increase culturally and linguistically appropriate cancer resources, educational materials, and support services available to the Asian communities in Oregon.

Marion-Polk Food Share Inc.
Diet Intervention for Cancer Prevention: Farm Share Rx
Increase rates of vegetable consumption to prevent obesity, an individual risk factor for cancer, through a prescription Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program as a means of cancer prevention in Marion and Polk counties.

Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc. (NARA)
Evaluating and Improving Culturally Tailored Colorectal Cancer Screening for Portland Area American Indians and Alaska Natives
Adapt and evaluate evidence-based interventions aimed at increasing early detection of colorectal cancer among the American Indian/Alaska Native community.

Oregon State University: Health Promotion & Health Behavior
Implementation of a mindfulness-based program to foster positive body image and sexual well-being after cancer
Implement and evaluate the delivery of a virtual mindfulness-based intervention to address sexual health concerns among female cancer survivors.

2017-2 Grant Cycle

Columbia Memorial Hospital
Healing at Home II: Rural Cancer Survivorship Implementation
Implement a comprehensive survivorship program for rural cancer patients, with the aim of providing access to treatment and support systems close to home to improve patient quality of life.

Eastern Oregon Healthy Living Alliance
Improving colorectal cancer screening rates in eastern Oregon in partnership with EOCCO Community Advisory Councils
Improve colorectal cancer screening rates in Eastern Oregon frontier counties through promotion and use of Fecal Occult Blood Test Kits or Fecal Immunochemical Test Kits.

Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute, Healthy Youth Program 
Cancer Prevention through Nutrition: Vegetable Box Program from School Gardens to At-Risk Families
Shift community norms around nutrition and decrease cancer risk by increasing access to and affordability of fruits and vegetables among at-risk families, while empowering youth advocates through partnerships with the health department and local schools.

Marion-Polk Food Share
Farm Share Prescriptions for Health: Reducing Cancer Risk and Chronic Disease in Rural Communities
Reduce cancer risk related to obesity among low-income adults by implementing a Farm Share Rx program, referring at-risk patients to receive a box of farm fresh produce with access to nutrition education.

Western Oregon Advanced Health
Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening on the Southern Oregon Coast
Improve colorectal cancer screening rates in rural Coos and Curry counties through a direct mail program to promote fecal testing, with focus on addressing populations facing cancer-related health disparities.

2017-1 Grant Cycle

Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services
Cancer Prevention - Addressing Childhood Obesity with Good Food Good Medicine
Provide nutrition education and cooking classes to elementary school children, raising awareness around establishing healthy eating habits as it relates to cancer and disease prevention.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center and Foundation
¡A Tu Salud!
Implement a culturally tailored curriculum to address cancer prevention through weight loss, physical activity and healthy eating.

Zenger Farm
CSA Partnerships for Health: Reducing Cancer Risk and Chronic Disease among Latinos
Continuation, building on a previously funded project. Implement and evaluate an expanded and culturally tailored CSA Prescription program, with the aim of prevention through prescription of fresh fruits and vegetables.

2016-2 Grant Cycle

Eastern Oregon University
Get Outside After School Activity Program (GO-ASAP) physical activity and cancer prevention program for middle school youth
Expansion of the Get Outside – After School Activity Program (GO – ASAP) along with measuring participants' physical activity, attitudes and knowledge of health behaviors related to cancer prevention.

Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties
Creation of a twelve week evidence-based small group survivorship program for adult cancer survivors.

Hood River County Prevention Department
Smoking Cessation in the Gorge
Refunded project. Expansion of a pilot program using evidence-based tobacco cessation interventions.

YMCA of Douglas County
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free twelve-week, small group activity program designed to support cancer survivors in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to return to their normal life.

2016-1 Grant Cycle

Chelsea Hicks Foundation
Expansion of Therapeutic Play Programs in Local Pediatric Oncology In-Patient Facilities
Expand program capacity to meet the growing demand for on-site therapeutic play at local pediatric oncology in-patient facilities.

Uriel Medical Foundation
Evidenced Based Evaluation and Advancement of Elementary School Sun Safety Science Curriculum and Sun Hat Program
Expand current Sun Safety Science Curriculum pilot program to more elementary schools and a rigorous evidence-based evaluation that includes a sustainability plan for viable long-term integration in schools statewide.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and Health Center
Stop CRC –Promoting Colorectal Health for Medically Underserved Patients
Grow previous Tier 3 project to increase Latino and uninsured colorectal cancer patient screening by at least five percent.

Zenger Farm
CSA Partnerships for Health
Improve the health of 100 families with diet related chronic disease, including cancer, through a prescription community supported agriculture vegetable program. Participants receive a weekly vegetable share from local farms at their neighborhood clinic as well as cooking classes.

2015-2 Grant Cycle

Familias en Acción
Un Abrazo para la Familia: An Evidence Based Cancer Education Program for Low Income Latinos
Provide evidence-based, culturally appropriate cancer education to Latino survivors and co-survivors.

Mid-Columbia Medical Center
Breast Health for Strong Families
Increasing community access to services through increased case management, education and outreach.

2015-1 Grant Cycle

Bay Area Hospital
Bay Area Hospital Telemedicine Room in Coos County
Reduce travel and financial hardship for cancer patients in Coos County through establishment of a telemedicine program for oncology specialty care consultations.

Oregon State University, KidSpirit
Healthy Behaviors and Skin Cancer Prevention in Youth: Enhancing the Summer Camp Experience to Promote Cancer Prevention in Benton County
Examine the impact of a sun safety and skin cancer prevention educational tool during the Benton County summer KidSpirit Youth Program.

Upstream Public Health
Tobacco Policy Health Equity Analysis in Multnomah County
Conduct a health-equity analysis and advocate for a balanced retail licensing policy to reduce access to and use of tobacco products by youth.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and Health Center
STOP CRC - Promoting Colorectal Health in Washington and Yamhill Counties
Use culturally appropriate strategies to increase colorectal screening among low-income Latinos/as receiving care at Virginia Garcia’s community health centers.

Special Funding Opportunities

2022-2 Special Call: Communication Plans

In July 2022, the Community Partnership Program issued a Special Call for proposals to increase the awareness and utilization of early cancer screening opportunities in local communities via development of a health communication plan based on the NIH/NCI Making Health Communications Programs Work (Aka The Pink Book) which uses an evidence-based approach to develop and implement a community-engaged cancer screening communication plan. 


Center for African Health and Education
Cancer Awareness and Prevention for a Healthy and Thriving African Community
Increase cancer awareness and strengthen connections via a workshop series between Kenyan and Somali refugee/immigrant adults, age 40 to 75, in Multnomah County in collaboration with Community Health Workers.

Centro de Servicios Para Campesinos
Farmworker Cancer Prevention
Provide education on cancer, prevention and screening amongst Latinx and Indigenous farmworkers in the mid-Willamette area, specifically Marion, Polk, Yamhill, and Clackamas county in their native language via Radio Poder and community events.

ICG Innovare Communication Group LLC
Education and Health Give Us Life: Spanish Language Cancer Screening Awareness Campaign
Raise cancer awareness among Latino adults, age 35 to 60, among Oregon's western counties via a five-part Spanish and Mesoamerican Indigenous language video series and connect the community to culturally-relevant resources.

Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening for Latinx communities in Linn/Benton County
Identify audience segments to develop effective communication messages to increase colorectal screening among Latinx adults, age 45 to 75 in Linn and Benton counties.

2020-2 Special Call: COVID-19

The Special Call supports community-driven projects related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) over a number of priority areas.


Columbia Memorial Hospital
Improving virtual access to care
Improve access to a virtual care platform for cancer patients and caregivers in order to provide online peer support, education classes/materials, and programs such as yoga and art therapy.

Northwest Sarcoma Foundation
COVID-19 Sarcoma Patient Financial Relief
Provide direct financial assistance to Sarcoma patients to address costs such as insurance payments, non-medical bills, and transportation.

Oregon Cancer Foundation
Oregon Cancer Foundation COVID-19 Rural Transportation Assistance Initiative
Provide expanded transportation assistance to cancer patients in Lane County to support accessing treatment services.


Columbia Gorge Postpartum Support
Addressing Disparities In Access To Services For Postpartum Families During COVID-19
Provide evidence-based postpartum education and support services through lactation consultation and postpartum doula care to families in Hood River and Wasco Counties.
Friends of Zenger Farm
Healthy food delivery for primary care patients at high risk of COVID-19 infection and complications
Expand an existing produce delivery program for Federally Qualified Health Center patients and translate program materials to reach Spanish and Somali-speaking community members.
Gorge Grown Food Network
Veggie Rx for quarantined, food insecure Hood River Families
Deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to families who are food insecure, economically disadvantaged, and in quarantine due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or direct exposure.

Native American Youth and Family Center
Increasing access to care during COVID-19
Expand an emergency food distribution program and support community members' in safely accessing essential services (e.g. health care) by addressing existing transportation barriers.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center & Foundation
VGMHC Community Pop-Up Clinics -- COVID-19 Screening and Flu Vaccines
Expand mobile pop-up clinics in Yamhill and Washington Counties to screen community members for COVID-19, provide COVID-19 education, and offer seasonal flu testing/vaccination/treatment.


Adelante Mujeres
Culturally-Specific COVID-19 Response
Provide culturally-responsive and bilingual outreach and education on COVID-19 to Latinx residents of Washington County and provide culturally-specific input on county recovery/planning efforts.

Coalition of Community Health Clinics
PPE To Health Care Safety Net
Distribute free personal protective equipment to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 through a network of 17 safety net health clinics serving historically underserved populations in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.

Crook County Health Department
Improving equitable and culturally responsive language services in Crook County to lessen impacts of COVID-19 on high risk populations
Upgrade interpretation technology and translate existing materials to increase the ability to ensure equitable and culturally competent care, specifically in a virtual visit setting.

Douglas Public Health Network
Reducing Barriers to COVID-19 Testing in Rural Oregon
Expand COVID-19 outreach and testing in Douglas County by taking tests directly to populations experiencing barriers to access, including individuals experiencing homelessness, lack of access to transportation, and migrant/seasonal farmworkers.

Oregon Food Bank
Building a Healthy and Equitable Food System
Develop and expand partnerships with culturally specific and responsive organizations, address food insecurity and COVID-19 through trainings and collaborations with statewide healthcare partners, and directly provide food through farmers' market style food distributions and school programs.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
Don't Just Survive Thrive During COVID-19
Transition existing programs to virtual platforms in order to maintain congregational connection/support and facilitate easy access to COVID-19 education.

Tillamook County Community Health Centers
Increasing Access to Información: A Pandemic Communication Campaign to Build Latinx Health Equity
Reduce barriers to accessing healthcare services, resources, and information by creating culturally and linguistically specific outreach and education materials for Latinx residents of Tillamook County.

2017-2 Special Call: Step It Up! Survivors

Step It Up! Survivors is a statewide effort to implement an evidence-based walking program among cancer survivors, their friends and family.

Active Care Physical Therapy, Inc
Walk On: Choose to Move Through Cancer One Step at a Time

Clatsop County Public Health
Step It Up to Step Out Cancer

Community Cancer Center
Sole Survive-N-Thrive

Hood River County Prevention Department
Catch Me If You Can - Gorge Sole Survivors

Northwest Medical Foundation of Tillamook
Step it Up! Tillamook County Cancer Survivors

Sky Lakes Cancer Treatment Center
Sunshine City Strollers: Creating Healthy Lifestyles for Cancer Survivors and Their Families

Sunrise Daisy Retreat
Step It Up! Survivors with Sunrise Daisy Retreat: Supporting Cancer Survivors Towards Thriving and Resiliency

The Public Health Foundation of Columbia County
Columbia County Step it Up! Survivors

2016-1 Special Call: Healthy Corner Stores and Physical Activity Promotion


Gorge Grown Food Network
Gorge Grown Healthy Corner Stores Initiative
Engage low-income residents with a high obesity risk through incentivizing and assisting select corner stores in sourcing healthier food options.

Oregon State University –Union County Extension Service
Linking School Gardens With Rural Corner Stores to Expand Access to Locally-Grown Fresh Produce
Increase access to fresh produce in the rural communities of Elgin, Cove, and North Powder - by linking school garden/greenhouse programs with nearby corner stores.


Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services
Get Our People Going
Establish walking groups in Klamath Falls and Chiloquin, to raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity as it relates to cancer and disease prevention. Walking groups will be complimented by social gatherings with an educational component.

North Central Public Health District
Step It Up! The Dalles
Address obesity issues in The Dalles by increasing the physical activity of residents via implementation of the CDC's Action Guide for Establishing a Community-Based Walking Group Program.

Community Action Model

Community Action Model grants aim to build community capacity to address pressing cancer issues through a two-year, five-step process resulting in policy, systems and/or environmental changes, which can ultimately have a larger impact on improving public health than a single project and/or organization. The goal is to provide communities with the framework necessary to acquire or further develop the skills and resources needed to plan, implement and evaluate cancer-related actions and policies.

2019-1 Community Action Model focus: HPV vaccinations

APANO Communities United Fund
Reducing Cervical Cancer in Vietnamese Women Through Community-Based Intervention

Crook County Health Department
Advancing Awareness of HPV Vaccine Among Crook County Adolescents and Parents to Decrease Cancer Risk

Oregon State University
College Students for Cancer Prevention: Promoting the HPV Vaccine

The Next Door, Inc
Vacunas contra el VPH para mi, para mis hijos, para mi comunidad/HPV vaccinations for me, for my kids, for my community