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Cancer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grant Program

In 2005, the Colorado General Assembly enacted legislation (Colorado Revised Statute 25-20.5-301 et. seq.), Amendment 35, that allocated revenue generated from an increase in the excise tax on tobacco products to fund a competitive grants program for the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic pulmonary disease in Colorado. The Cancer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grant Program is administered by the Prevention Services Division (PSD), within the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) Branch, and is overseen by the CCPD Grant Program Review Committee.

The overall purpose of the Cancer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grant Program is to reduce chronic disease in Colorado by providing a comprehensive approach that focuses on prevention, early detection, and treatment for cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic pulmonary disease. To achieve that comprehensive approach, the CCPD  Grant Program assists in the implementation of the state’s strategic plans regarding cancer and chronic disease. The Colorado Chronic Disease State Plan is the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) current strategic plan for chronic disease. Additionally, the Colorado Cancer Plan is a critical document that guides Colorado in making decisions based on cancer prevention, control, and care priorities.

Strategic planning

The CCPD Grant Program seeks to build a cohesive, comprehensive approach to reducing chronic diseases in Colorado by focusing on prevention, early detection, and treatment for cancer, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary disease. In developing the strategic framework for the current funding period, the CCPD Review Committee examined background information regarding Colorado chronic disease data, including risk factor prevalence and the evidence base for chronic disease prevention strategies.

In addition, the CCPD Review Committee solicited input from external stakeholders through a variety of methods to inform the strategic approach of the CCPD Grant Program. The CCPD Review Committee selected ten (10) priorities for the CCPD Grant Program to make progress on. These priorities, along with the evidence base, the current state of efforts, and the chronic disease landscape, led to the development of the CCPD Review Committee Priorities and Strategic Framework. The framework continues the direction of previous grant funding cycles, aligns with the Chronic Disease State Plan, and leverages similar types of work across the priorities.

Statement on and commitment to equity

CDPHE acknowledges that long-standing structural inequities, including systemic racism, have created conditions that negatively affect marginalized communities, particularly people of color. These conditions limit opportunities for optimal health, influence individual behaviors, and are critical predictors of health outcomes. To realize a future where all Coloradans can thrive, we must undo policies and practices that contribute to these inequities and/or build new health-promoting systems. Reducing health disparities through policies, practices, and organizational systems can improve health-promoting opportunities for all Coloradans. A primary focus of the CCPD Grant Program and the Chronic Disease State Plan is to implement strategies tailored to address the varying and complex causes of health disparities so that every Coloradan has equitable access to opportunities to thrive regardless of who they are or where they live.

For more information:

CCPD funding opportunities provides updated current and future funding opportunities.

CCPD funding portfolio lists information about CCPD Grant Program funding cycles and grantees.

CCPD grantee resources, news and technical assistance provides resources and technical assistance documents for CCPD grantees.

CCPD Grant Program Review Committee provides information regarding the oversight committee that makes funding recommendations for the CCPD Grant Program.

CCPD Grant program staff lists staff contact information.


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