TUCSON, Ariz. — Hispanic women in Pima County will have access to more
health information thanks to a grant received by the University of Arizona.
The school’s Center of Excellence in Women’s Health will use the $878,000 award
to lead a multidisciplinary team that will be focused on reaching out to
underserved Hispanic women throughout the county.
The effort will focus on cervical cancer, sexually transmitted infections and
depression. Those are three priority health issues identified by the Pima County
Cervical Cancer Prevention Partnership.
Lead researcher Dr. Francisco Garcia says Hispanics are the largest and fastest
growing ethnic group in Pima County, making up more than one-third of the
population. Of this number, he says 20 percent of adults and 12 percent of
children do not have health insurance.