|Awarded On||February 21, 2019|
|Title||Engaging Oral Health Providers for Evidence- Based Tobacco Cessation|
|Award Mechanism||Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening|
|Institution/Organization||Texas A&M University System Health Science Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Peggy Timothe|
The oral health workforce is underutilized for cancer prevention efforts, and many dental patients in Texas are not receiving tobacco cessation screening, referrals, or treatment. In response, this proposal prioritizes serving low-income, uninsured, and otherwise underserved dental patients in three Texas counties: Dallas, Denton, and Potter. Train-the-trainer workshops will be held in Collin, Wichita, and Jefferson Counties as well.
All three counties targeted for the on-site comprehensive tobacco cessation clinical model feature higher incidence of cancer than the Texas rates. Five of the six total counties reached are not currently served by CPRIT Tobacco Cessation projects. Curren...