|Awarded On||August 20, 2014|
|Title||Eliminating Cancer Disparities in Medically Underserved Immigrant and Refugee Populations in Houston Texas|
|Award Mechanism||Competitive Continuation/Expansion - Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services|
|Institution/Organization||Asian American Health Coalition of Greater Houston (dba Hope Clinic)|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Andrea Caracostis|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Cervix Uteri, Colorectal, Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct, Lung and Bronchus|
Need: The Asian American Health Coalition (AAHC) dba HOPE Clinic is requesting funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) as a Continuation/Expansion project under the Evidence-Based Prevention Services component. The proposed “Eliminating Cancer Disparities in Medically Underserved Immigrant and Refugee Populations in Houston, TX” project will target Asian immigrants living primarily in Southwest Houston, as well as refugees that may come from elsewhere in the city.
Houston’s foreign-born Asian population is growing significantly and increased 48% from 2000 to 2010. In addition, the number of refugees from other countries settling in Houston is also increasi...