Grant ID PP170091
Awarded On August 16, 2017
Title Empower Her To Care Expansion(EHC4):Increasing Access to Breast Cancer Screening and the Continuum of Care for Underserved Texas Women
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization The Rose
Principal Investigator/Program Director Bernice Joseph
Cancer Sites Breast
Contracted Amount $1,347,531
Lay Summary

Rural Texas counties have a greater cancer burden than their urban counterparts due to access-to-care barriers (being uninsured, poor and with limited transportation) and lack of infrastructure to carry out prevention programs. With more than 80% of Texas designated rural by federal government standards, 3.3 million people live in rural communities.

Moreover, most uninsured Texan adults are low-income workers: nearly 70% of uninsured adults are in a working family, and 40% live below the poverty level. Despite healthcare reform, Texas still has the highest number of uninsured, non-elderly adults in the nation at just over 20%. Rural Texas women are more likely to have breast cancers d...

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