Grant ID PP150031
Awarded On November 19, 2014
Title Get FIT to Stay Fit. Stepping Up to Fight Colorectal Cancer in the Panhandle
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Izi Obokhare
Cancer Sites Colorectal
Contracted Amount $1,455,409
Lay Summary

Our project is intended to improve the screening rates for colorectal cancer in the Texas panhandle area. The name of the project is: Get FIT to Stay Fit. Stepping up to fight Colorectal Cancer in the Panhandle. The Texas panhandle has unique demographics due to higher uninsured population and large number of refugees from other countries in the area. 22 counties out of the 26 are designated as medically underserved areas. Amarillo population is growing and one of the greatest increases is in the Hispanic community which had a 44% growth over the last decade. In the panhandle area, 33% of population is uninsured, 24% are under poverty level.

In many cases, residents with limited acce...

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