Grant ID PP150078
Awarded On May 20, 2015
Title Cada Paso del Camino: Outreach, Education, Screening, Health Insurance Navigation, and Linkage to Treatment for Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancers
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization MHP Salud
Principal Investigator/Program Director Moises Arjona
Cancer Sites Breast, Cervix Uteri, Colorectal
Contracted Amount $1,498,337
Lay Summary

There is a significant need for cancer outreach, education, and screening in the Rio Grande Valley, the four-county region located in the southernmost tip of Texas along the border with Mexico. Although the region boasts many assets, it is notorious for its socioeconomic and health-related challenges. Valley counties rank among the worst in Texas in terms of behavioral, social, and environmental factors that affect health. Despite the high level of health care spending, health disparities and a poor health environment still prevail (Gawande, 2009).

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