Grant ID PP190043
Awarded On August 21, 2019
Title Empower Her To Care Expansion (FY2020-FY2021): Increasing Access to Breast Cancer Screening and the Continuum of Care for Underserved Texas Women
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations
Institution/Organization The Rose
Principal Investigator/Program Director Bernice Joseph
Cancer Sites Breast
Contracted Amount $1,999,452
Lay Summary

Need:Rural Texas counties have a greater cancer burden than their urban counterparts due to access-to-care barriers (being uninsured, poor and with limited transportation) and lack of infrastructure to carry out prevention programs. With more than 80% of Texas designated rural by federal government standards, 3.3 million people live in rural communities. Moreover, most uninsured Texan adults are low-income workers: nearly 70% of uninsured adults are in a working family, and 40% live below the poverty level. Despite healthcare reform, Texas still has the highest number of uninsured, non-elderly adults in the nation at just over 20%. Rural Texas women are more likely to have breast cancers dia...

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