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Texas Primary Prevention of Cancer

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Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
Jun 6, 2024

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The Texas Primary Prevention of Cancer Program will provide funding to implement evidence-based strategies to ensure that all Texans benefit from cancer prevention knowledge. Projects will include interventions to reduce cancer risk, disease burden, and cancer disparities and address social determinants that contribute to cancer burden and disparities. Applications must include the delivery of interventions to non-metropolitan (rural) and/or medically underserved counties in the state.

The program is designed to to reduce risk behaviors through projects that will:

  • Establish collaborations and partnerships with communities to deliver multilevel, evidence-based projects to reduce disparities and achieve health equity
  • Deliver multilevel, evidence-based projects that include public and/or professional education, outreach, navigation to and delivery of primary prevention interventions
  • Implement policy, systems and environmental changes that are sustainable over time; examples include:
    • Advocating for/supporting sidewalks, paths, and recreation areas in community design
    • Implementing farm to school programs
    • Increasing availability of healthy food choices in restaurants and cafeterias
    • Advocating for/supporting policies for smoke-free zones and public events
    • Implementing programs that result in sustained smoking cessation

Eligible applicants are Texas-based entities, such as:

  • Community-based organizations
  • Health institutions
  • Government organizations
  • Public and private companies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Academic health institutions
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The amount of total funding that applicants may request is dependent on the primary focus of the project and on the type of project:

  • New project: $1,000,000 for a 3 year project period
  • Initial expansion: $1,000,000 for a 3 year project period
  • Initial Expansion – vaccination/tobacco cessation (adults): $1,500,000 for a 3 year project period
  • Maintenance expansion: $2,000,000 for a 5 year project period
  • Maintenance Expansion – vaccination/tobacco cessation (adults): $2,500,000 for a 5 year project period
Application process

Links to program guidance and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Cancer · Health disparities · Tobacco use · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Texas

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