Grant ID PP170082
Awarded On August 16, 2017
Title Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening in Vulnerable Populations in Travis County
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services - Colorectal Cancer Prevention Coalition
Institution/Organization The University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator/Program Director Michael Pignone
Cancer Sites Colorectal
Contracted Amount $2,292,971
Lay Summary

Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in average risk adults ages 50-75 can reduce the incidence and mortality from CRC, but implementation and uptake of screening has been sub-optimal, particularly for vulnerable patients, including the uninsured and those with low English language proficiency.

Many such patients receive primary care in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and FQHCs have adopted improvement of CRC screening as one of their key quality goals. However, rates of CRC screening in FQHCs remain low, with only about 38% of age-eligible adults up to date with screening nationally. Unfortunately, the situation in Travis County is similar: recent data from our largest network of F...

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