|Awarded On||August 21, 2019|
|Title||Salud en Mis Manos: Delivering Evidence-Based Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention Services to Latinas in Underserved Texas South and Gulf Coast Communities|
|Award Mechanism||Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Lara Savas|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Cervix Uteri, HPV-related|
*Pending contract negotiation
Need:Compared with urban and non-Hispanic whites, Latinas experience higher rates of cervical cancer incidence and mortality and lower breast cancer survival, largely due to psychosocial, structural and geographic barriers limiting motivation and access to prevention services. In Texas, rural and Latina populations are disproportionately uninsured. In 2016, compared to insured women, fewer uninsured women reported receiving one dose of HPV vaccine (25.2% vs. 39.8%). Compared to insured women in Texas, uninsured women have lower Pap test rates (58.4% vs. 74.4%) and mammography screening (42.2% vs. 71.7%). Delayed follow-up of abnormal results further compound disparities. Previous research sh...