Grant ID PP230018
Awarded On February 15, 2023
Title Implementation and Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Multilevel Lifestyle Intervention for Underserved/Rural Populations in South Texas: Tu Salud ¡Si Cuenta!
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Primary Prevention of Cancer
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Principal Investigator/Program Director Belinda Reininger
Cancer Sites Breast, Colorectal, Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct
Contracted Amount $999,254
Lay Summary

Need Priority Population Hispanics are the second largest racial/ethnic group in the United States and will soon be the largest racial/ethnic group in Texas, comprising 40.2% of the state's population. Cancer is the leading cause of death amongst Hispanics. Breast, colorectal and liver cancer, linked to behaviors such as physical inactivity, poor diet, and use of alcohol, are among the most diagnosed cancers for Hispanics. Rates of Incidence, Mortality, and Screening. The Hispanic population in the four-county service area (Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, and Willacy) generally experiences a higher rate of cancer incidence and mortality when compared to the entire Hispanic population of Texas. ...

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