Grant ID PP180018
Awarded On August 24, 2018
Title BSPAN4: Optimizing Spatial Access to High-Quality Breast Screening & Patient Navigation for Rural Underserved Women across North Texas
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Simon C Lee
Cancer Sites Breast
Contracted Amount $1,349,700
Lay Summary


Rural Texans are typically under- and uninsured, older, and lower-income than their urban counterparts; they comprise a critically underserved population. Together, these factors work to decrease access to routine preventive care. Per the Texas Cancer Plan, these women are at greatest risk for decreased access to routine preventive care: upwards of 16% of this population reports living below the Federal Poverty Level; nearly 25% are uninsured and 26.5% are either underinsured or enrolled in Medicaid.

Our target geography is a catchment area spanning 35 North Texas counties: predominately rural with a strong emphasis in farming and ranching, all counties are either full or partial Medical...

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