|Awarded On||November 19, 2015|
|Title||REACH Rural Education and Awareness for Community Health|
|Award Mechanism||Cancer Prevention Promotion and Navigation to Clinical Services|
|Institution/Organization||Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Bill Hoelscher|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Cervix Uteri|
Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation (CBWF) proposes REACH, Rural Education and Awareness for Community Health. The project will target Hispanic women who are medically underserved or unserved in geographically isolated communities, in South Texas. The project’s service area includes the counties of Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio.
Lack of available resources exposes residents within colonias to greater risks of serious illness and increase interests in preventative care promotion among the population. Women living within colonias experience high poverty rates, language barriers, illiteracy, higher than average ...