|Awarded On||August 16, 2017|
|Title||Southwest Coalition for Colorectal Cancer Screening (SuCCCeS)|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services - Colorectal Cancer Prevention Coalition|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Navkiran K Shokar|
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US and in Texas. Our target area consists of 70 West Texas counties located in Public Health Regions 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10 that have a combined population of 2,898,485.
We plan a phased approach: in Phase one we will provide services in 15 rural, frontier and US-Mexico border counties in the Big Bend region that have a combined population of 1,297,521 and cover 40,054 square miles (which is larger than 15 states of the US.) These counties have high rates of poverty, low educational attainment, low rates of healthcare coverage, have a significant number of Hispanic residents (ranging from 34.5%-82.8% in different co...