Grant ID PP140209
Awarded On August 20, 2014
Title Building a Healthy Temple Cancer Primary Prevention Program amongst Hispanics
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization The University of Texas at San Antonio
Principal Investigator/Program Director Meizi He
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $573,095
Lay Summary

Cancer has become the number one killer among Hispanics, the fastest and largest minority group in the US. Poor nutrition, physical inactivity and obesity are leading causes for cancer. Hispanics experience disproportionate higher rates of obesity, lower levels of physical activity and poorer eating habits. In San Antonio, 66% of adults are overweight or obese, while only 19% and 24% of adults in San Antonio were meeting guidelines for fruit and vegetable intake and daily physical activity level.

Although healthy eating and physical activity are a matter of individual choice, social and economic vulnerability may limit Hispanics’ ability to live a healthy lifestyle. In San Antoni...

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