Wooksite Cancer Control Outreach for Hispanic Women

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 R43 CA62858-1,
Agency Tracking Number: 24855
Amount: $80,882.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5000 Lea Cove, Austin, TX, 78731
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gail Sneden
 (512) 343-8645
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
Hispanic Texans have one of the highest rates of cervical cancer in the world. Although Hispanicwomen have lower breast cancer rates than White or Black women, breast cancer remains the mostcommon cancer in Hispanic women. Effective early detection is available, yet many do not use theseservices. The reasons lie in both the diffusion system and in unique factors influencing Hispanic womento seek medical care. Among the border states, Hispanics are the second largest and fastest growingpopulation segment. The North American Free Trade Agreement will highlight women's health care inU.S. companies on both sides on the border. We will develop, test, produce and diffuse multi-media kitsto increase knowledge and stimulate a favorable attitude toward breast and cervical cancer screeningat the worksite. Phase I will identify and critique existing messages, methods, and materials, proposea coordinated delivery system and produce prototypical outreach kits for distribution to the 1,900+ twinbusiness sites (maquiladoras) and health care providers along the U.S./Mexico border. Distributionguidelines and prototypical kits will be-reviewed by an Expert Panel, employees, occupational healthnurses, managements and providers. Phase I will focus on breast cancer, Phase II, cervical cancer.

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