|Awarded On||August 24, 2018|
|Title||BSPAN4: Optimizing Spatial Access to High-Quality Breast Screening & Patient Navigation for Rural Underserved Women across North Texas|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Simon C Lee|
Rural Texans are typically under- and uninsured, older, and lower-income than their urban counterparts; they comprise a critically underserved population. Together, these factors work to decrease access to routine preventive care. Per the Texas Cancer Plan, these women are at greatest risk for decreased access to routine preventive care: upwards of 16% of this population reports living below the Federal Poverty Level; nearly 25% are uninsured and 26.5% are either underinsured or enrolled in Medicaid.
Our target geography is a catchment area spanning 35 North Texas counties: predominately rural with a strong emphasis in farming and ranching, all counties are either full or partial Medical...