OCOE Events

Engaging with the community is a key priority for the OCOE. We collaborate with partner organizations to plan and implement events and share information, strategies and resources to expand our collective knowledge on the health disparities affecting different communities. 


Upcoming Event

A panel of speakers at the Latina symposium
Patient Navigation Panel at 2018 LHS Katherine Briant / Fred Hutch

2019 Latina Health Symposia

The annual Latina Health Symposia provide participants with information and tools to use in working with Hispanic/Latina women around health issues.  This year's theme will focus on culturally relevant healthcare delivery.  Speakers will cover topics such as participating in research, patient navigation, and best practices in community health worker models.

Symposia are free for participants, but registration is required.  We hope you can join us!

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 in the Puget Sound
  • Friday, September 20, 2019 in the Yakima Valley

Check back for updates here and under "Events" on our Facebook page

Improving Community Health

Bonding with At-risk Communities

Annual workshop brings community groups to Fred Hutch to discuss their community’s health and provide Hutch grants to pursue research designed to community improvements.

Community Grant Writing Workshop

We build sustainable outreach and research programs with diverse communities throughout Washington State. By pooling resources, we can build greater cohesion between local communities and research organizations.

In January of 2014, we implemented our first annual two-day grant-writing workshop. Community partners are paired up with a Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium faculty member to help them through the process of successfully writing a program grant.

We also develop and disseminate a small grant RFA, ranging from $2,500-$8,000, to fund community organizations as they implement a program in their communities. To ensure success, we offer technical assistance to community organizations as they implement their programs.

Find out more about the workshop and grant application process, including guidelines and requirements, read the Request for Applications and see the Community Grant Application Template.

Prior to attending grant writing workshop, you must complete a Letter of Intent to Apply.

Our next workshop will take place in 2020, check back for details.