|Awarded On||August 21, 2019|
|Title||Expansion of the Building a Healthy Temple Cancer Prevention Program in Bexar County and Rio Grande Valley|
|Award Mechanism||Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas at San Antonio|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Meizi He|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
Need: Cancer is the number one killer among Hispanics. Poor diet, physical inactivity and obesity, are preventable cancer risk factors that disproportionally affect this population. In addition, Hispanics also have the lowest rate of up-to-date colorectal cancer screenings (CRCS) in the nation. Cancer prevention programs promoting healthy lifestyles and healthy bodyweight, along with access to and utilization of cancer screening services for the underserved Hispanic populations should go beyond traditional strategies. Faith-based communities present a promising setting for promoting the use of existing infrastructure for cancer prevention programs and services. Funded by CPRIT from 2014-2...