|Awarded On||November 22, 2013|
|Title||The El Paso and Hudspeth County Breast Cancer Education, Screening and Navigation (BEST)Program|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Navkiran K Shokar|
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer among women in the US (excluding non melanotic skin cancers), is the second commonest cause of cancer deaths in women overall and is the leading cancer killer among Hispanic women. Our target population resides in El Paso County (EPC) and Hudspeth County (HC): two US/Mexico border Counties with a combined population of 824,266 and although one is an urban and rural county and the other a frontier county, they are both predominantly Hispanic (81% EPC; 79.6% HC), have a high poverty rate (26.6% EPC; 46% HC), a high proportion of uninsured (36% EPC; 54.3% HC), have low educational attainment and are medically underserved.
These factors combine ...