|Awarded On||February 21, 2018|
|Title||BEST 2: Breast Cancer Education Screening and Navigation (BEST)Program for El Paso and West Texas|
|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|
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer among women in the US (excluding non melanotic skin cancers), is the second commonest cause of cancer deaths in women overall and the leading cancer killer among Hispanic women.
Our target area includes nine counties in Public Health Region 1, eight counties in PHR 9 and six counties in PHR 10. Our service area has a population of 1,632,900 people, covers more than 43,592 miles and is larger than 18 States of the US. Our needs assessment reveals that these populations have high rates of poverty, low educational attainment, and low rates of health care coverage. They also have high rates of late stage breast cancer diagnosis, suffer dispropor...