|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|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Legacy Community Health Services|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Charlene Flash|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Colorectal|
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...