Grant ID PP130074
Awarded On November 22, 2013
Title Building Bridges: Cancer Prevention Education for Refugee Women
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 Amy L Raines-Milenkov
Cancer Sites Breast, Cervix Uteri, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct
Contracted Amount $1,387,544
Lay Summary

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...

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