Strategic Plan


$250,000 grant via Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).



Strategic collaboration with a hospital system Cancer Center located in GHC (with clinical service area consisting of all GHCcounties along with Jefferson, Matagorda, Waller, and Wharton counties)



This collaboration allows the identification of key elements associated with aPCa among AA males and createSDOH-based interventions for aPCaamong AA males



Based on our findings, we will engage our community partners(Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers, Primary care providers, faith-based organizations, and community-based organizations) in GHC through a community-based participatory research model to develop SDOH-based interventions for aPCa among AA males including developing strategies for community- and health care system-based precision prostate cancer PSA screening (upon validation of predictive model)that can be implemented in the future



Through the use of statistical methodology, clinical informatics, machine learning, and ArtificialIntelligence in Healthcare to evaluate SDOH data, population data, medical history data, as well as health outcomes data over a 10- year period (1/1/2009 and12/31/2019) from a hospital-based cancer registry and medical record database and determine the factors that predict aPCa among AA males