Cancer: Get involved in the Colorado Cancer Plan

Get involved with supporting cancer prevention efforts in Colorado. The Colorado Cancer Plan aims to reduce the cancer burden in Colorado through specific goals, objectives and strategies.
What you can do:
1. Sign up to receive more information and to get involved.
2. Review the results of the Cancer Plan Engagement Survey.
3. Email your questions to
Strategic planning is underway
We are using data gathered from the Cancer Plan Engagement Survey and working with Strategic Health Concepts to plan for implementing the 2016-2020 Colorado Cancer Plan.
Strategic Health Concepts (SHC) is a nationally recognized organization that has worked with many states on cancer control efforts. SHC will facilitate two workshops with a small group of cancer stakeholders to help determine the implementation framework that will ultimately guide cancer plan implementation efforts in coming years.

What is the Colorado Cancer Plan?
Like all states in the U.S., Colorado has a cancer plan developed by community members and supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The plan includes 5-year goals and objectives to reduce the burden of cancer locally, regionally and statewide. The plan relies on collaboration from organizations and individuals across the state to pool resources to accomplish projects. The plan is organized along the cancer continuum of care: prevention, screening, treatment and survivorship. 
Our commitment to you
  • Communication - We will communicate regularly on the progress of the cancer plan writing process through this website and also through email. For in-person meetings, conference call and video conference options will be available as often as possible to ensure access for those unable to attend due to schedule or location. 
  • Transparency - We will communicate openly and honestly with stakeholders about processes during the development and implementation of the plan. We will listen to feedback and will work hard to ensure that both positive and constructive feedback is addressed. 
  • Timeliness - We will respect your time, and will work hard to ensure that meetings and activities are scheduled well in advance and have a clear purpose.
2015 Timeline
  • Mid-July                     Finalize draft of the cancer plan.
  • August- September     Publish draft plan online for public comment.
  • Early August               Stakeholder workshop #1 facilitated by Strategic Health Concepts.
  • November                  Stakeholder workshop #2 facilitated by Strategic Health Concepts.
  • October-November     Incorporate comments and finalize plan.
  • Early January 2016     Publish final draft of the plan.
About CDPHE’s role
  • Our vision for the 2016-2020 Cancer Plan:
    • We strive to develop an evidence-based plan that is relevant to today’s work in cancer prevention, screening, treatment and survivorship throughout the state and that is grounded in the needs of our communities.
  • Our role in the process:
    • CDPHE is a leader in the writing and implementation of the cancer plan, but ultimately every person who is connected to the cancer community has a stake in the plan. We want to engage people from all aspects of the cancer community in order to work together to reduce the burden of cancer in Colorado.