Grant ID PP160056
Awarded On November 19, 2015
Title REACH Rural Education and Awareness for Community Health
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Cancer Prevention Promotion and Navigation to Clinical Services
Institution/Organization Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation
Principal Investigator/Program Director Bill Hoelscher
Cancer Sites Breast, Cervix Uteri
Contracted Amount $379,698
Lay Summary

Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation (CBWF) proposes REACH, Rural Education and Awareness for Community Health. The project will target Hispanic women who are medically underserved or unserved in geographically isolated communities, in South Texas. The project’s service area includes the counties of Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio.

Lack of available resources exposes residents within colonias to greater risks of serious illness and increase interests in preventative care promotion among the population. Women living within colonias experience high poverty rates, language barriers, illiteracy, higher than average ...

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