|Awarded On||November 22, 2013|
|Title||Building Bridges: Cancer Prevention Education for Refugee Women|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Amy L Raines-Milenkov|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Cervix Uteri, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct|
Refugees are men, women and children who have left their country of origin because of a well founded fear of persecution because of their race, religion, ethnic group, or membership in a social or political group. In the last five years, refugees from Burma, Bhutan, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrived to Fort Worth, Tarrant County. Traumatic experiences, cultural and religious beliefs, language, literacy, poverty and transportation difficulties isolate refugees from mainstream sources of health care and information. Health care provider and health system level factors pose additional barriers such as costs, cultural insensitivity, long wait periods, and inadequat...