Community Impact Office


The Community Impact Office (CIO) leads the community outreach and engagement functions of the UK Markey Cancer Center.

Our mission is to engage communities, practitioners, and researchers in mutually beneficial collaborations to accelerate health equity and reduce the cancer burden.

The CIO has three objectives:

  1. Monitor community priorities for reducing cancer burden and disparities in KY.
  2. Facilitate bidirectional research that responds to community needs and priorities.
  3. Disseminate and implement sustainable, evidence-based guidelines, practices, and policies.

Visit the CIO Team webpage.



ky cancer needsKentucky Cancer Needs
Check out the latest data on cancer rates, cancer risk factors, social determinants of health, and cancer health disparities in Kentucky, as well as community input on prioritizing Kentucky’s many cancer needs. Learn more.


cio consultationCIO Consultation Information
CIO consultation is available to Markey Cancer Center researchers and leadership, to discuss potential CIO support for facilitation of engagement with community partners and Markey Affiliate Networks, input on incorporating DEI into research and outreach, input on health education materials, strategies for reaching specific populations, and guidance on identifying existing data sources.

To request a consultation with CIO please complete this form: CIO Consultation Form

CIO Programs

kentucky cancer consortiumKentucky Cancer Consortium
The Kentucky Cancer Consortium (KCC) is Kentucky’s statewide comprehensive cancer control coalition that develops the state's Cancer Action Plan. Learn more.


kentucky cancer programKentucky Cancer Program - East
The Kentucky Cancer Program is a statewide cancer prevention and control program with regional staff who collaborate with partners in local communities. Learn more.


mccHealth Education & Screening
The Health Education & Screening program offers cancer screening events, educational presentations, and prevention opportunities. Learn more.

Collaborations with Markey Resources

Kentucky Cancer Registry. Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR) provides statewide and local cancer data to CIO to guide stakeholders in identifying community-driven priorities and solutions. Learn more.

Markey Networks. CIO collaborates with the Markey Affiliate and Research Networks, which are alliances of health systems focused on high quality cancer care and clinical research. Learn more.

Patient-Oriented and Population Sciences Shared Resource Facility. CIO assists the POP SRF with facilitating community research collaborations, and CIO draws on the POP SRF to support data collection activities. Learn more.

Markey Cancer Center is NCI-designated

The UK Markey Cancer Center was first designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 – a distinction that recognizes our extraordinary ability to provide world-class care for our patients. We are the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 71 in the nation.