Program Evaluation

CEPEG offers a full range of program design, implementation, and evaluation consultation and services. We specialize in program planning; evaluation design, data selection, collection and tracking; qualitative and quantitative analysis; reporting and presentation; and application of results to develop and refine programming, review strategic directions, and consider policy implications and outcomes.

Evaluation services

Partnership is key. Our approach to evaluation emphasizes collaboration and partnership. We recognize the value of our clients’ programmatic experience and strive to work together, building on that expertise, to answer crucial questions about the effectiveness of their efforts.  We also believe that evaluation is learning. For our public health and community partners, CEPEG provides sustainable capacity building through individualized training and technical assistance. We also provide direct evaluation support, guiding an organization’s evaluation plan development and implementation, data collection strategies and tools, data analysis, reporting, and communication plans so that partners can derive meaning and value from their evaluations, and results will move programs forward.

As the evaluator for Colorado’s statewide tobacco control and chronic disease prevention programs, CEPEG provides comprehensive evaluation training and technical assistance through tailored individual consultation, group webinars, and online instruction. In partnership with CDPHE, CEPEG evaluates innovative programs, policy initiatives, and communication campaigns to help inform program strategy and funding, and advance promising practices in both tobacco control and chronic disease prevention.

CEPEG is also the evaluator for the Outcomes and Developmental Data Assistance Center (ODDACE), for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and housed at CU Boulder. 

CEPEG provides expertise in survey sampling design and analysis to the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative, which is designated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to conduct an annual survey of the region’s sheltered and unsheltered homeless population.

Other clients have included the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; Colorado Department of Human Services; the City of Boulder, Colorado; other Colorado agencies; the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line; National Jewish Health’s tobacco quit line; community organizations; local health departments; private foundations; and hospital systems.

Program development and implementation

CEPEG has spearheaded several advanced tobacco cessation initiatives in partnership with the University of Colorado Hospital Authority and University of Colorado Cancer Center. The Colorado Model of Inpatient Tobacco Treatment (COMITT) was adopted across the University of Colorado Health hospital system as their tobacco management program for all inpatient smokers. 

More recently CEPEG led the development and implementation of the All-Patient Cancer Center Expansion of Supportive Services (ACCESS) for Tobacco Cessation Treatment in the University of Colorado Cancer Center. This program systematized and expanded tobacco cessation services across Cancer Center clinics to provide care for all cancer patients. 


CEPEG produces publications in peer-reviewed journals, technical reports, surveys, trainings and toolkits. Our publications are concentrated in the areas of epidemiology, program evaluation, survey research and tobacco control. For additional information, please contact us.


CEPEG Program Evaluation activities are part of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program in the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

Community Epidemiology & Program Evaluation Group (CEPEG)

Colorado School of Public Health

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place

6th Floor East

Mail Stop F542

Aurora, CO 80045

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