Grant ID PP120213
Awarded On August 02, 2012
Title Sound Mind, Sound Body: Establishing cervical cancer screening in high risk women with substance use disorders
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Principal Investigator/Program Director Martha J Felini
Cancer Sites Anus, Anal Canal and Anorectum, Breast, Cervix Uteri, Head and Neck
Contracted Amount $2,068,621
Lay Summary

In response to community concern about the growing street prostitution in the southern sector of Dallas, a novel diversion program operating at the intersection between health and the criminal justice system is bringing needed resources to the streets where these women experience the most barriers to care. In doing so, health professionals are reaching women in parts of the city that were previously inaccessible.

Women contacted through the Dallas Prostitute Diversion Initiative can be diverted to mental health and substance abuse treatment centers in lieu of jail. However, once in treatment, a substantial challenge has been linking residents to health care services. Preliminary data indicat...

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