|Awarded On||August 17, 2016|
|Title||Implementation an Evidence-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach Program among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Patients in a Safety Net Health System|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Amit Singal|
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a significant health problem in Dallas County (HSR 2/3), particularly among the underserved, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and racially diverse (50% Hispanic and >30% Black) patient population followed at Parkland Health and Hospital System, the sole safety net health system for Dallas County.
Among >18,000 Parkland patients ages 50-64 years who are actively engaged in primary care, only 30% are up-to-date with CRC screening. These rates are half the national average (60%) and fall short of the Healthy People 2020 goal of 70%. Further, only half (50%) of those with abnormal fecal immunochemical test (FIT) undergo follow-up colonoscopy within 6 months...