Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Denver Public Health awarded $8.9 Million to promote population-level health

Denver Public Health recently announced it received more than $8.9 million in grant funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Amendment 35 grant program to address cancer, obesity, and tobacco use and exposure in and around the Denver metro area.

Denver Public Health received four grants for fiscal years 2016-18, all of which involve collaborating with regional partners to achieve the public health goals listed below. 

  • The Metro Healthy Beverage Partnership will reduce the consumption of sugary beverages and unhealthy food in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties (Total three-year award: $2,925,000).
  • The Denver Metro Alliance for HPV Prevention will increase HPV vaccination rates in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties (Total three-year award: $2,627,685).
  • The Tobacco E-referral QuitLine will increase referrals to the QuitLine via electronic referral systems at four additional Colorado primary healthcare providers. (Total three-year award: $1,500,000).
  • The Community Tobacco Initiative will work to reduce disease, disability and premature death in Denver due to tobacco use. (Total three-year award: $1,834,953).

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