|Awarded On||November 22, 2013|
|Title||De Casa En Casa: Preventing Cervical Cancer in El Paso County and Hudspeth County|
|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||Cervix Uteri|
El Paso County (EPC) and Hudpseth County (HC) are two border counties with a combined population of 822, 266, where women are at disproportionate cervical cancer risk and face overwhelming socioeconomic, cultural, and access barriers. Women in these counties are 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), and have low educational attainment. Women on the Border have a higher cervical cancer incidence rate, are diagnosed at later stages, and have higher mortality compared to non-Border women. In addition, Hispanic women have almost double the incidence of all race/ethnicities and are twice as lik...