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’s health and quality of life.
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.