Partnerships & Community Initiatives
The Hollings Cancer Center focuses on reducing cancer rates and mortality by fostering wellness through education and outreach. We partner with local, regional, and statewide organizations to bring cancer education, prevention and screening, and the latest research findings to the community. These partnerships enhance opportunities to advocate for better health policies addressing cancer prevention and control.
Community Compass Project
The Community Compass Project “Navigating Toward Healthy Living” is a grass-roots movement initiated by Hollings Cancer Center in partnership with dozens of community organizations. It is designed to create an environment where healthy choices are easy choices.The Community Compass Project is also commited to finding new and innovative ways to to help people learn how to make healthier lifestyle choices. Each year, Hollings Cancer Center holds events educate people in fun and stimulating ways.
View the Community Compass Laughter and Lifestyles Event 2013
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Anyone interested in the Mobile Health Unit screening services should call the Hollings Cancer Center outreach program at 843-792-0878.
Mobile Health Unit
The Hollings Cancer Center Mobile Health Unit is a 40-foot van designed to provide cancer screening, prevention education, early detection, and health counseling. The mission of the unit is to reach adults living in target areas of South Carolina who have difficulties accessing health care and who are at risk of developing cancer.
Each year, the Mobile Health Unit provides more than 2,000 free or low-cost screenings.
Current screening services include:
- Breast health: mammograms
- Prostate health: digital rectal exam, PSA
- Skin cancer: visual inspection of skin for suspicious moles or lesions
- Cervical health: PAP, pelvic exam
Patient Navigation Program
The Hollings Cancer Center Patient Navigation Program is funded by the Avon Foundation Inc. and is designed to ensure medically-underserved patients have access to screening and follow-up breast care services. When it comes to accessing our health care system, many patients have tremendous barriers. This program is the bridge to all treatment, ancillary, and community services. To provide a seamless system of care, we leverage our Avon-funded navigation program with other outreach efforts. The Patient Navigation Program also links other initiatives, such as cancer screening, provided by the Hollings Cancer Center Mobile Health Unit.
Cancer Education Guide (CEG) Train the Trainer Program
One of the best ways to disseminate accurate information about cancer, from prevention and screening through diagnosis and treatment, is to empower people to carry the messages into their communities.
Hollings Cancer Center and the South Carolina Cancer Alliance (SCCA) have developed a program called, Train the Trainer, a series of education seminars in medically-underserved communities that teach local leaders, health professionals and advocates how to talk about cancer prevention, screening and early detection. To learn morea about Brining this program to your community, call Juanita Brunson at 843-876-2452.
Hollings Cancer Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program
The Hollings Cancer Center is committed to increasing the number of minority students entering the field of cancer research. With support from the Department of Defense and the
National Cancer Institute, students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in South Carolina (Claflin University, SC State University and Voorhees College) have the opportunity to work with faculty members on the cutting edge of cancer research. To learn more about the Summer Undergraduate Program, contact Tonya Hazelton at 843-876-2417.