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Office of Community Outreach and Engagement

The Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) team’s mission is to reduce the burden of cancer in Minnesota by engaging communities and providing them access to knowledge and information about cancer prevention, treatment, survivorship, and clinical research opportunities.

Our Catchment Area

Meeting the Needs of Minnesota

Minnesota is home to some unique populations with different cancer risk and needs. Specifically, Minnesota has the largest Somali American population in the country, the largest urban population of Hmong in the world, and 11 federally recognized American Indian tribes to name a few.

The most prevalent cancers in Minnesota include lung and bronchus, colorectal, breast, and prostate.