|Awarded On||November 19, 2014|
|Title||ACCION for Rural West Texas|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Theresa Byrd|
Our target service area is West Texas, specifically Lubbock County and the eight contiguous surrounding counties. This region is largely rural. The area is largely medically underserved and has rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) equal to or often greater than the rest of Texas and the United States. Rates of CRC incidence and mortality are especially higher in the Hispanic population. The area has a significant Hispanic population at 37%, with the smallest percent of the population in Lubbock County (32%) and the highest in Hale County (56%).
According to the Texas Cancer Registry, the incidence rate of CRC in COG2 is similar to that in Texas as a whole (41/100,000), but is higher in Flo...