|Awarded On||February 21, 2018|
|Title||Get FIT to Stay Fit. Stepping Up to Fight Colorectal Cancer in the Panhandle.|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Izi Obokhare|
Even though more adults are getting recommended colorectal cancer (CRC) screening tests, the under and uninsured generally have the lowest screening rates. This is common in low income, minority and rural populations. The Texas panhandle has unique demographics due to higher uninsured populations and large number of refugees from other countries in the area. This region is designated by the Council of Governments as COG1 and 22 counties out of the 26 are designated as medically underserved areas, similarly, 23 counties are designated as health professional shortage areas by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
CRC is a significant burden for the c...