|Awarded On||August 21, 2019|
|Title||Tiempo de Vacunarte (Time to Get Vaccinated) 2|
|Award Mechanism||Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Jennifer C Molokwu|
|Cancer Sites||Cervix Uteri, Head and Neck, HPV-related, Penis|
*Pending contract negotiation
Need: The target area will expand from El Paso County to four new Texas-Mexico Border Counties including Hudspeth, Culberson, Presidio, and Brewster Counties. The program will serve a total population of approximately 863,000 people. The target population is primarily Hispanic (ranging from 45.4% to 83% in different counties) and rural with high levels of poverty, lower levels of educational attainment, and high levels of uninsured individuals. A health disparity exists along the Texas-Mexico border which suffers from a higher incidence and mortality for HPV-associated cancers, including cervical cancer for Hispanic women and penile cancer for Hispanic men. Furthermore our target counties ...