|Awarded On||January 18, 2012|
|Title||Developing a Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Screening Program for High Risk Uninsured and Underinsured Women in Harris County|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Matthew L Anderson|
|Cancer Sites||Cervix Uteri|
Because effective tools for screening and prevention are widely available, reducing the number of cases and deaths associated with cervical cancer is a key goal emphasized by the U.S. Public Health Service. In no small part, cervical cancer persists as a significant public health issue because many women lack access to pap tests and other types of preventive health care.
Harris County is home to large populations of women at exceptionally high risk of developing cervical cancer and dying from this disease. The Harris County Hospital District (HCHD) is the 3rd large public health system in the United States. Despite its size, HCHD lacks the resources to provide cervical cancer screening and ...