|Awarded On||January 18, 2012|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Centro San Vicente|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Rene Navarro|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Cervix Uteri, Colon, Prostate|
Hispanic women and men living along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso County have lower cancer screening rates when compared to non-Hispanic whites. Poor screening rates are attributed to various socio-economic barriers, including high levels of poverty, uninsured or underinsured, low levels of acculturation, foreign birth, and lack of knowledge about the availability of services.
We propose to establish a multi-component program which will provide screening, education and patient navigation services. Comprehensive breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening services will be made available at Cento San Vicente health centers and its partnering agencies through contractual arrangements an...