Grant ID PP190058
Awarded On August 21, 2019
Title Tiempo de Vacunarte (Time to Get Vaccinated) 2
Program Prevention
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
Contracted Amount $1,963,826*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

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 ...

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