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Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Project

Implementation of Evidence-based Interventions to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Texas Federally Qualified Health Centers.

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Project Overview

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.

Project Details

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:

  1. Provider assessment and feedback
  2. Provider reminders
  3. Patient reminders
  4. 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.

People

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

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