Grant ID PP190027
Awarded On February 21, 2019
Title Engaging Oral Health Providers for Evidence- Based Tobacco Cessation
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening
Institution/Organization Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Peggy Timothe
Cancer Sites Tobacco-related
Contracted Amount $1,499,871
Lay Summary

The oral health workforce is underutilized for cancer prevention efforts, and many dental patients in Texas are not receiving tobacco cessation screening, referrals, or treatment. In response, this proposal prioritizes serving low-income, uninsured, and otherwise underserved dental patients in three Texas counties: Dallas, Denton, and Potter. Train-the-trainer workshops will be held in Collin, Wichita, and Jefferson Counties as well.

All three counties targeted for the on-site comprehensive tobacco cessation clinical model feature higher incidence of cancer than the Texas rates. Five of the six total counties reached are not currently served by CPRIT Tobacco Cessation projects. Curren...

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