Implementation of Evidence-based Interventions to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Texas Federally Qualified Health Centers.
The overall goal of our program is to increase Colorectal Cancer Screening (CRCS) through the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions (EBIs) in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to ultimately reduce CRC (Colorectal Cancer) and CRC-related health disparities among African Americans and Hispanics in both rural and urban settings in Texas.
UTHealth Schools of Public Health Biomedical Informatics, UT Health Tyler, and MD Anderson partnered with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) across Texas to improve the adoption, implementation, and maintenance of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Community Guide recommended evidence-based interventions (EBIs) for increasing CRCS.
US Preventive Services recommended approaches to CRCS:
- Provider assessment and feedback
- Provider reminders
- Patient reminders
- Reducing structural barriers
This work was supported by the CDC (1NU58DP006767-01-00; PI Fernandez). We would like to acknowledge our collaborating institutions: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the American Cancer Society.
Maria E. Fernandez, PhD - Principal Investigator
Lewis Foxhall, PhD - Co Principal Investigator
Paul McGaha, DO, MPH - Co Principal Investigator
Bijal A. Balasubramanian MBBS, PhD - Co investigator
Lara Savas, PhD - Co investigator
Susan Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA - Co investigator
Melissa Valerio-Shewmaker, PhD, MPH - Co investigator
Timothy Walker, PhD - Co investigator
Deevakar Rogith, MBBS, PhD - Co investigator