|Awarded On||February 15, 2023|
|Title||Implementation and Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Multilevel Lifestyle Intervention for Underserved/Rural Populations in South Texas: Tu Salud ¡Si Cuenta!|
|Award Mechanism||Primary Prevention of Cancer|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Belinda Reininger|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Colorectal, Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct|
Need Priority Population Hispanics are the second largest racial/ethnic group in the United States and will soon be the largest racial/ethnic group in Texas, comprising 40.2% of the state's population. Cancer is the leading cause of death amongst Hispanics. Breast, colorectal and liver cancer, linked to behaviors such as physical inactivity, poor diet, and use of alcohol, are among the most diagnosed cancers for Hispanics. Rates of Incidence, Mortality, and Screening. The Hispanic population in the four-county service area (Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, and Willacy) generally experiences a higher rate of cancer incidence and mortality when compared to the entire Hispanic population of Texas. ...