The Tobacco Education, Prevention, and Cessation Grant Program Review Committee (“Review Committee”) was created in 2005 by Amendment 35 (House Bill 05-1262) with the responsibility for “ensuring that program priorities are established consistent with the Colorado tobacco prevention and control strategic plan, overseeing program strategies and activities, and ensuring that the program grants are in compliance with Section 25-3.5-805” of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.). (C.R.S. 25-3.5-804 (5)).
The next Tobacco Review Committee will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013, from 1:00-4:30pm at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver.
On October 16, 2013, the state Board of Health approved funding recommendations from the Tobacco Review Committee for the FY14 Funding opportunity for 18-month projects to strengthen and grow the current statewide tobacco control funding portolio. The projects and amounts recommeded for funding are included in the following memo:
The Tobacco Review Committee made Fiscal Year 2014 funding recommendations to the State Board of Health on April 17, 2013; included in the following memo: Tobacco Review Committee FY14 Funding Recommendations
For the latest information on the Tobacco and other Amendment 35 Grant Programs, please also check out the A35 tab on the COPrevent website.
For more information about the Tobacco Review Committee, please contact Rochelle Manchego, Program Coordinator, at 303-692-2698.
The Tobacco Review Committee meets on the third Friday of every month from 1:00-4:30 p.m.; at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, 80246. The meetings are open to the public and one can attend in-person or via phone conference. To call in, please dial the conference access number: 877.820.7831 toll free or 720.279.0026 local (if you’re calling within the Denver metro area). Then dial the participant passcode: 897463# (press the pound key after the 6-digit code). Press *6 to mute your phone. The following are the dates for the 2013 meetings, with agendas and minutes when available:
January 18, 2013 - Tobacco Review Committee Meeting Minutes January 2013
February 15, 2013 - CANCELLED
March 15, 2013 - Tobacco Review Committee Meeting Minutes March 2013
April 19, 2013 - Tobacco Review Committee Meeting Minutes April 2013
May 17, 2013 - Tobacco Review Committee Meeting Minutes May 2013
June 21, 2013 - Tobacco Review Committee Meeting Agenda June 2013 Minutes pending committee review
July 19, 2013 - Tobacco Review Committee Meeting Agenda July 2013 Minutes pending committee review
August 16, 2013 - Tobacco Review Committee Meeting Agenda August 2013 Minutes pending committee review
September 20, 2013 - CANCELLED
October 18, 2013 -
November 15, 2013 -
December 20, 2013 -
Please check the 2013 meeting schedule and this website for meeting updates, or contact the Review Committee Coordinator at 303-692-2698.
The Review Committee is composed of 16 members as prescribed by C.R.S. Section 25-3.5-804 (5) (b):
(5)(b) The Review Committee shall consist of the following sixteen members:
(I) The director of the department [CDPHE] or the director's designee;
(II) Five members who shall be appointed by the director of the department, one of whom shall include the director of the tobacco education, prevention, and cessation program within the division and four of whom shall be staff of the program with expertise in tobacco prevention among youth, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke, tobacco cessation, or public education.
(III) Eight members who shall be appointed by the state board [Colorado Board of Health] as follows:
(A) One member who is a member of the state board;
(B) One member who is a representative of a local public health agency;
(C) One member who is a representative of a statewide association representing physicians;
(D) One member who is a representative of an association representing family physicians;
(E) One member who is a representative of the Colorado Department of Education;
(F) One member who is a representative of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center who has expertise in evaluation;
(G) One member who represents a socio-demographic disadvantaged population in Colorado; and
(H) One member who is a representative of a statewide nonprofit organization with a demonstrated expertise in and commitment to tobacco control.
(IV) The President of the Senate shall appoint one member of the Senate.
(V) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one member of the House of Representatives.
The Executive Subcommittee is composed of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and the Director of the Colorado Tobacco Education, Prevention and Cessation Program. Issues addressed by the Executive Subcommittee may include but are not limited to the formation of meeting agendas, the preparation of meeting materials and responses to public inquiries. The current subcommittee members are: Jennifer Ludwig, Chair; Karen Wilson, MD, Vice Chair; and Ken Gershman.
The standing meeting schedule for 2013 is the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Meetings are held at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), in the main building (Building A), unless otherwise noted. The address is 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, 80246. The subcommittee meetings are open to the public and one can attend in-person. An audio conferencing option is not provided for these subcommittee meetings. The following are the Executive Subcommittee meeting dates for 2013, with agendas and minutes when available:
January 9, 2013 - Tobacco Review Executive Subcommittee Meeting Minutes January 2013
February 11, 2013 - CANCELLED
March 6, 2013 - Tobacco Review Executive Subcommittee meeting Minutes March 2013
April 10, 2013 - Tobacco Review Executive Subcommittee Meeting Minutes April 2013
June 12, 2013 -
July 10, 2013 -
August 7, 2013 -
September 11, 2013 - CANCELLED
October 9, 2013 -
November 6, 2013 -
December 11, 2013 -