Grant ID PP130068
Awarded On November 22, 2013
Title The El Paso and Hudspeth County Breast Cancer Education, Screening and Navigation (BEST)Program
Program Prevention
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
Cancer Sites Breast
Contracted Amount $1,098,920
Lay Summary

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.

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