Welcome to the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, the Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Control Program provides leadership and coordination of statewide cancer control efforts.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment received its initial grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Comprehensive Cancer Control in 1998. The grant was renewed in 2002, and again in 2012, to continue the work of reducing cancer morbidity and mortality, and increasing the quality of life of those affected by cancer, for the citizens of Colorado.
The long-term goal of the program is to reduce cancer deaths and the disparity of death rates in subpopulations of Colorado residents through the coordinated efforts of collaborative partners of both public and private agencies.
Build and maintain strong partnerships
Assess the burden of cancer
Mobilize support for the comprehensive cancer control
Implement a state cancer plan that has broad support, emphasizing the use of integrated, evidence-based interventions focused on the cancer continuum of care
Facilitate systematic evaluation of the program, the partnership and the state cancer plan
Seek and track policy changes related to cancer priorities
Monitor changes in population-based measures