New System for Women's Health

Dr. Dr. Rakhshanda Rahman
Dr. Dr. Rakhshanda Rahman

Elise Preston
NewsChannel 10

AMARILLO, TX - A new breast health system launches for women in the Panhandle.

Doctors say thousands of area women are under served when it comes to their health care. They blame that alarming pool on finances, education, and the lack of medical resources in rural areas. The Access to Breast Care for West Texas project will help area women fight those health care access barriers and gain resources to stay healthy. Providing them with mammograms, transportation and the tools to maintain healthy breasts and bodies.

The project, which is sponsored by the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, is designed to pool resources from various universities, hospitals, and organizations.

"As the long as the woman gets the mammogram, and they are read appropriately and appropriate actions are taken... join the club. That's exactly what makes this project unique, its not several entities competing with each other, this is several entities working together for a common goal. No matter what resources are." said Dr. Dr. Rakhshanda Rahman

The new project was just awarded 1.67 million dollars in grant money. That money will be used over the next three years for women in the panhandle and south plains.