Grant ID PP160075
Awarded On August 17, 2016
Title Implementation an Evidence-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach Program among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Patients in a Safety Net Health System
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Amit Singal
Cancer Sites Colorectal
Contracted Amount $1,499,826
Lay Summary

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a significant health problem in Dallas County (HSR 2/3), particularly among the underserved, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and racially diverse (50% Hispanic and >30% Black) patient population followed at Parkland Health and Hospital System, the sole safety net health system for Dallas County.

Among >18,000 Parkland patients ages 50-64 years who are actively engaged in primary care, only 30% are up-to-date with CRC screening. These rates are half the national average (60%) and fall short of the Healthy People 2020 goal of 70%. Further, only half (50%) of those with abnormal fecal immunochemical test (FIT) undergo follow-up colonoscopy within 6 months...

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