|Awarded On||November 19, 2014|
|Title||Get FIT to Stay Fit. Stepping Up to Fight Colorectal Cancer in the Panhandle|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Izi Obokhare|
Our project is intended to improve the screening rates for colorectal cancer in the Texas panhandle area. The name of the project is: Get FIT to Stay Fit. Stepping up to fight Colorectal Cancer in the Panhandle. The Texas panhandle has unique demographics due to higher uninsured population and large number of refugees from other countries in the area. 22 counties out of the 26 are designated as medically underserved areas. Amarillo population is growing and one of the greatest increases is in the Hispanic community which had a 44% growth over the last decade. In the panhandle area, 33% of population is uninsured, 24% are under poverty level.
In many cases, residents with limited acce...