The 2021-2025 Colorado Cancer Plan provides a five-year framework to reduce the risk, incidence, and mortality associated with cancer in Colorado. This plan represents a shared approach to overcoming Colorado’s cancer challenges through primary prevention, early detection, effective treatment, and support for survivors from the time of diagnosis until the end of life.
The plan’s objectives are organized along the cancer continuum of care rather than by type of cancer. It is not a detailed action plan, but rather a roadmap of broad goals, specific objectives, and evidence-based strategies.
Colorado Cancer Plan goals
- Goal 1: Decrease tobacco use among youth and adults.
- Goal 2: Increase prevalence of health behaviors.
- Goal 3: Increase update of clinical interventions to prevent cancer.
- Goal 4: Decreased environmental exposures that lead to cancer.
- Goal 5: Increased high-quality cancer screening and early detection rates.
- Goal 6: Consistent access to quality diagnostic and treatment services adherent with nationally recognized standards.
- Goal 7: Increased participation in high-quality clinical trials.
- Goal 8: Improve physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, and financial well-being among people affected by cancer.
- Goal 9: Increased patient engagement and health literacy.
If you are interested in learning more or getting involved in cancer plan implementation, please visit the Colorado Cancer Coalition.