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Community Participatory Research

CCDC collaborates with different academic institutions and researchers to adapt and develop evidence-based community programs, which incorporate successful evidence-based practices.

  • To solve specific cancer health related issues affecting individuals in our community
  • Develop and test new cancer prevention education, early detection and survivorship strategies.
  • Find innovative methods to help improve people‚Äôs health and quality of life.

CCDC has succesfully collaborated on the following projects:

Project Title: Evaluating an interactive CD-ROM for educating Latina women on the Texas-Mexico border about breast cancer and genetic risk.
  • Funder:  National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Dates:    January 1, 2007 - August 30, 2011
  • P.I.:         Susan Peterson, Ph.D/Assistant Professor
  • Description:  A study project in collaboration with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Project Title: Development of Effective Communication Strategies to Increase Annual Screening Mammography among Low Income Hispanic Women in El Paso, Texas.
  • Funder:  Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center
  • Dates:    January 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
  • P.I.:        Audree Reynolds, Ph.D, FNP-BC
  • Description: Development and evaluation of communication strategies that are congruent with the beliefs and attitudes of women in El Paso.

Project Title: Community Interventions in Non-Medical Settings to Increase Informed Decision Making (IDM) for Prostate Cancer Screening.
  • Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Dates:  September 30, 2004 - September 29, 2008
  • P.I.:  Byrd, Theresa, Dr.PH, RN
  • Description: Project implemented in collaboration with the University of Texas School of Public Health to investigate informed decision making for prostate cancer screening in Hispanic men of El Paso.

Project Title: Comparison of factors affecting repeat mammography screening of low-income Mexican American women
  • Funder: University of Texas - El Paso
  • Dates:  September 1, 2006 - August 31, 2007
  • P.I.:   Gloria Mckee-Lopez, PHD, RN, Associate Professor, School of      Nursing
  • Description: To examine the level of cancer fatalism and other socio-cognitive behavioral determinants in Mexican American women categorized as regular mammography screeners and infrequent mammography screeners.