Grant ID PP170010
Awarded On February 15, 2017
Title Cervical Cancer Screening and Patient Navigation (X-SPAN)
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Keith E Argenbright
Cancer Sites Cervix Uteri
Contracted Amount $1,499,816
Lay Summary

A persistent and essential need subsists for comprehensive cervical cancer screening in North Texas. The targeted region is centered along the I-35 corridor, spanning the majority of Health Service Region (HSR) 3 and portions of HSR 2, 4 and 7, and is predominately rural and/or medically underserved. The population is typically uninsured or underinsured and low-income, and as a result more likely to have infrequent physician visits and reduced access to routine preventative care.

Many communities within this region further lack the financial resources and public health infrastructure required to successfully deliver comprehensive cervical cancer screening and follow-up care for age-eli...

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