|Awarded On||February 15, 2023|
|Title||Salud en Mis Manos (SEMM): An Evidence-Based Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program for Underserved Latinas.|
|Award Mechanism||Cancer Screening and Early Detection|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Lara Savas|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Cervix Uteri, HPV-related|
*Pending contract negotiation
Need: Medically underserved Latinas have underutilized breast and cervical (B&C) cancer screenings and HPV vaccination due to an intersection of personal and structural barriers (e.g. knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about screening, access preventive healthcare services, or transportation). According to the 2020 Census, Texas is the leading state of uninsured people (17.5% vs. 8.6% across the US). Uninsured women experience significant disparities in B&C cancer screening, largely due to the salient role private health insurance plays in providing preventive healthcare. From 2014-2018, in Texas, uninsured women compared with insured women had much lower screening completion rates for both m...