Grant ID PP160122
Awarded On August 17, 2016
Title Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in CRC Screening: A Comprehensive EMR-Based Patient Navigation Program Including Technology-Driven CRC Outreach and Education
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Luis Rustveld
Cancer Sites Colorectal
Contracted Amount $1,477,698
Lay Summary

This application responds to the critical need to improve systems efficiency for navigating and coordinating timely completion of Colorectal Cancer (CRC) screening, including completion of FOBTs and colonoscopies at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) clinics and Harris Health System (HHS) community health centers.

The current CRC screening rate (FOBT and colonoscopy combined) at HHS clinics is 50.0%, which is below the benchmark target of >64% CRC screening set by the institution. Furthermore, CRC is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among male and female residents of Harris County. In 2015, the number of new cases of CRC in Harris County was projected at 1,055 (men, 5...

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