|Awarded On||August 17, 2016|
|Title||Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in CRC Screening: A Comprehensive EMR-Based Patient Navigation Program Including Technology-Driven CRC Outreach and Education|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Luis Rustveld|
This application responds to the critical need to improve systems efficiency for navigating and coordinating timely completion of Colorectal Cancer (CRC) screening, including completion of FOBTs and colonoscopies at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) clinics and Harris Health System (HHS) community health centers.
The current CRC screening rate (FOBT and colonoscopy combined) at HHS clinics is 50.0%, which is below the benchmark target of >64% CRC screening set by the institution. Furthermore, CRC is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among male and female residents of Harris County. In 2015, the number of new cases of CRC in Harris County was projected at 1,055 (men, 5...