Community Health Educators

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is a member of the National Outreach Network (NON). This National Cancer Institute (NCI) program provides culturally tailored outreach and education to underserved people through the work of Community Health Educators (CHEs). CHEs support outreach and engagement efforts at cancer centers throughout the United States. They are experienced in these areas:

  • Communications
  • Comprehensive cancer control
  • Community engagement
  • Evaluation
  • Health promotion
  • Program planning

At HCI, CHEs expand the work of the cancer center into rural, frontier, and underserved areas throughout Utah. CHEs also strengthen partnerships and collaborations with academic, research, community, and regional partners.

Currently, CHEs lead the Screen to Save (S2S) Colorectal Cancer Outreach and Screening Initiative. This initiative provides information, education, and screening resources to rural and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander communities throughout Utah.

Furthermore, CHEs also work to expand understanding of clinical trials in the community through participation in health education events, presentations, and communication channels.

Questions Regarding the CHE Program?


Nathaniel Ferre, Community Health Educator


Donna Branson, CHE Project Director


Garrett Harding, Associate Director of Community Outreach