Community Partnership Program Impact
The Community Partnership Program aims to reduce the cancer burden statewide.
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, in its overarching mission to end cancer as we know it, developed the Community Partnership Program in 2014 to reduce the cancer burden statewide. From the beginning, the program has focused on three guiding principles: grantmaking, building communities’ capacity and enhancing community collaboration. Grants fund projects anywhere along the cancer continuum from prevention and early detection to survivorship.
More than $4.8M has been granted to 183 proposals across Oregon.
To date, more than 100,000 Oregonians have been reached through the program.
To date, 607 partnerships have been supported or created by the program
Television editorial featuring Community Partnership Program grant receipients
KGW television station in Portland Oregon featured the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program as part of their "Healthier Together" series in an episode that aired January 31, 2023.
The editorial features interviews with grantees from St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Portland, Thadd's Place in John Day, Oregon and CPP member of staff Blanca Cisneros.
Go to the KGW website to watch the feature on the Community Partnership Program.
The program has funded projects in all 36 Oregon counties
Funded organizations are located in 42 cities across the state. Completed projects have reached more than 100,000 Oregonians to date, 40% of projects address cancer issues exclusively in rural communities, while an additional 41% address include both rural and urban communities and 19% focus exclusively on urban communities.
Addressing community-identified cancer needs
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute launched the program in 2014 with three guiding principles:
SUPPORT Oregon communities in identifying and addressing their most pressing cancer-related needs.
FOSTER the skills and abilities of Oregon communities to ensure efforts to address local cancer issues are sustainable long-term.
ENHANCE collaboration between Oregon communities and OHSU to address local cancer issues and cancer health disparities.