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Program Description

  Cancer & Tobacco Prevention

The Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program and the Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening, and Treatment Program are two programs funded through the State Cigarette Restitution Fund. State funding supports coordination activities among community groups for outreach, screenings, education, and treatment. Each program has established coalitions consisting of public health partners, community-based organizations, hospitals, and other existing resources that work collaboratively to implement either tobacco-control programs or the statewide goal of early detection and elimination of cancer disparities.

Program Contacts

Contact Nina Ashford, DrPH, MPH of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.4253 or Grace Pedersen of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.773.1088 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Total number of new and repeat clients who undergo colonoscopies (CRF-Funded) 1172222220220220
Total number of people encountered at outreach events 21,6452,0622,0002,0002,000
Number of participants in smoking cessation program 3596340450450450
Percent of new clients who undergo colonoscopies 475%75%75%75%75%
Percent of clients reached who completed smoking cessation program 543%25%50%50%50%
1  The number of clients undergoing colonoscopies increased between FY22 and FY23. The number of screenings performed is anticipated to remain about the same as residents resume scheduling elective procedures post-Covid.
2  As community events began to resume post Covid, there were higher attendance rates at outreach events for education and recruitment.
3  During the pandemic, there was a reduction in the number of participants in smoking cessation classes. Increased tobacco use during this time has been associated with coping strategies and mental health. As many users switch to the use of vaping products, a continued decrease in participation rates is likely as the public continues to be educated on vaping products being equally as harmful and addictive as cigarettes.
4  The number of new clients undergoing colonoscopies remained stable between FY22 and FY23. The program anticipates an increase in coming years as clients resume scheduling elective procedures.
5  Since the pandemic, participation rates in smoking cessation programs have continued to decline. Even with the transition to virtual platforms, the trend continues.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved11917675.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2984431.00
FY25 Recommended14902106.00