Nevada Cancer Coalition

Christine Thompson
Title: Cancer Prevention Programs Manager
Phone Number: (775) 451-1670

Program Description: Nevada Cancer Coalition works to reduce the burden of cancer in Nevada by fostering statewide collaboration, empowering people with information and resources and advocating for equitable access to care.

Services Offered: We serve as Nevada’s leading resource for comprehensive cancer control. That’s not oncology or clinical information; it’s public health efforts to support cancer prevention, early detection, research and survivorship. We support healthcare professionals with continuing education opportunities, resources, and patient education tools. We collaborate with regional, state, and national partners to develop evidence-based projects and programs. We provide outreach for and access to cancer prevention, screening and survivorship resources. We advocate for policies to improve access to healthcare for all.

Target Populations: Children, School Aged-Children, Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Seniors, LGBTQ+, Disabled, African American Populations, Hispanic/Latinx Populations, Asian Populations, Pacific Islander Populations, Native American Populations, Low Income, Immigrants, Refugees, Undocumented,

Research/Focal Areas: Built Environment, Children’s Health, Community Organizing, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Education, Employment, Family Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Mental Health, Public Policy, Prevention, Racial Justice, Respiratory Health, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Social Justice (Criminal/Juvenile Justice), Transportation, Women’s Health, Other, Patient cancer care navigation