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

As the evaluator for Colorado’s statewide tobacco control program, The Colorado State Tobacco Prevention and Education Partnership (STEPP), CEPEG provides comprehensive evaluation training and technical assistance through tailored individual consultation, group webinars, and online instruction. CEPEG also works on behalf of STEPP and the State Tobacco Review Committee to evaluate innovative tobacco programs, policy initiatives, and communication campaigns to help inform program strategy and funding, and advance promising practices in tobacco control.

In addition to our tobacco efforts, CEPEG is currently partnering with ODDACE, the Outcomes and Developmental Data Assistance Center for EHDI Programs to provide evaluation services. ODDACE is funded through a multi-year collaborative grant with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is housed at CU Boulder. The program aims to expand public health capacity to gather, analyze, and use intervention and developmental outcomes data on children who are deaf or hard of hearing between birth and six years of age, at local, regional, and national levels.

For other public health and community partners, CEPEG provides sustainable capacity building through individualized training and technical assistance, or direct evaluation support, guiding an organization’s evaluation plan development and implementation, data collection strategies and tools, data analysis, reporting, and communication plans. Past and current partners include the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE); Department of Human Services; other state health agencies; The City of Boulder, Colorado; community organizations and 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.