|Awarded On||February 15, 2017|
|Title||DE Casa 2: Cervical Cancer Prevention in El Paso and West Texas|
|Award Mechanism||Competitive Continuation/Expansion - Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Navkiran K Shokar|
|Cancer Sites||Cervix Uteri|
Our target area includes 105 rural, frontier and US-Mexico border counties in West Texas located in Public Health Regions (PHR) 9 & 10 (36 counties), PHR 1 (41 counties) PHR 7 (3 counties) and PHR 2 and 3 (25 counties). This area has a population of about 2.8 million, covers more than 131,000 miles and is larger than 46 States of the US. This population has high rates of poverty, low educational attainment, low rates of health care coverage and comprises a significant proportion of Hispanics (ranging from 31%-82.8% in different areas).
Hispanic women have a higher cervical cancer incidence, are diagnosed at later stages, and suffer disproportionate cervical cancer mortality compared to...