Grant ID PP220051
Awarded On August 17, 2022
Title Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations- Program title: GetFIT
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations
Institution/Organization University Health System
Principal Investigator/Program Director Virginia Mika
Cancer Sites Colorectal
Contracted Amount $1,999,849*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

Need: Bexar County has a population of 1.9 million Hispanics, who comprise 59% of the population and are the largest medically underserved minority. Maverick County has a population of 58K with 95% of Hispanic origin. In a population as such, cancer prevention efforts are imperative and need to continue to evolve and expand. Our priority population in Bexar includes those enrolled in CareLink, our financial assistance program for underserved/uninsured county residents. These CareLink members experience adverse health outcomes and barriers to care. Of those patients, only 32.3% of the eligible men and women in medically underserved areas (MUAs) have received a FIT screening or colonoscopy in ...

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