|February 19, 2020
|Advancing Breast Health among Uninsured Women
|Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
|The University of Texas at Austin
|Principal Investigator/Program Director
Need: We know that breast cancer morbidity and mortality can be reduced through screening and early detection yet the Komen Foundation estimates only 21% of uninsured women over 50 in Central Texas received mammography screening between 2012-2017. Breast cancer morbidity and mortality are linked to lack of access to mammography, diagnostic services, and treatment and, due to the lack of those services, both Bastrop and Caldwell Counties are ranked by Komen as having the highest need for intervention to achieve Healthy People 2020 targets for both breast cancer morbidity and mortality. We know from other studies that major contributors to low screening rates are getting a recommendation to ge...