Grant ID PP190075
Awarded On August 21, 2019
Title Increasing Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates for the Medically Underserved using Population Health Strategies at a Multi-County FQHC
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization Legacy Community Health Services
Principal Investigator/Program Director Charlene Flash
Cancer Sites Breast, Colorectal
Contracted Amount $999,276
Lay Summary

Need: Malignant Neoplasms routinely rank as the second leading cause of death for Texans according to mortality data published by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Lung and colorectal cancers are the second and third most commonly diagnosed cancers in women and men. The age adjusted incidence rate of breast cancer for the Harris and Jefferson Counties (113.2 and 100.9) exceeded that of Texas (111.7). These rates are higher with African American (121.4, 115.5) subpopulations of Harris and Jefferson Counties. The age adjusted incidence rate of colorectal cancer for the Harris and Jefferson Counties (38.8 and 40.7) exce...

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