Outreach Core

The Outreach Core aims to build capacity in Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) for using evidence-based programs and strategies for health promotion. The Outreach Core uses a community-engaged approach and is led by faculty and staff from UMass Boston and DF/HCC in collaboration with a Community Advisory Board. The Community Advisory Board includes representatives from: Boston Alliance for Community Health, the City of Lawrence Mayor’s Health Task Force, The Brazilian Worker Center, and Greater Love Tabernacle. 


The Outreach Core works in the Greater Boston and Lawrence areas to:

  • Support connections among researchers and community members, CBOs, FBOs, and UMass Boston students
  • Provide training and technical support to help CBOs and FBOs to deliver evidence-based prevention programs and activities. This will build off of the work of PLANET MassCONECT, which was led by the Viswanath Lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and community partners
  • Train under-represented minority students from UMass Boston in outreach and community-engaged research
  • Help place student trainees/interns in CBOs and FBOs
  • Make research results accessible to community partners
  • Participate in NCI National Outreach Network activities


Ways to get involved with the Outreach Core include:

  • Attending a training
  • Sharing feedback about your community’s needs for cancer prevention
  • Signing up for updates about Outreach Core trainings, activities, and events
  • Helping share recent / local research findings with community members
  • Hosting a UMass Boston student trainee

The UMass Boston - Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

100 Morrissey Blvd. Wheatley Hall
3rd Floor
Room 60
Boston, MA 02125-3393 USA