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    Avon
    100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. 107
    P.O. Box 3419
    Avon, Colorado 81620
    Phone: 970-328-9813

    Eagle
    551 Broadway
    P.O. Box 660
    Eagle, Colorado 81631
    Phone: 970-328-8840

    El Jebel
    0020 Eagle County Drive, Suite E
    El Jebel, Colorado 81623
    Phone: 970-328-9586

    Fax: 855-848-8829
    (all locations)

Eagle County Public Health awarded $1 million in state grants

Contact: Karen Koenemann, Healthy Communities Manager, 970-328-2610 or karen.koenemann@eaglecounty.us

July 28, 2105 - Eagle County Public Health & Environment has received more than $1 million in grant funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to address cancer, obesity, and tobacco use and exposure. The award will be used to fund two regional programs: the WorkWell Collaborative and the West Mountain Tobacco Education, Cessation and Prevention Program.

The WorkWell Collaborative will support employers in Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin and Summit counties in offering evidence-based, cost effective and sustainable worksite wellness and safety programs. The three-year grant award totals $675,000. 

The West Mountain Tobacco Education, Cessation, and Prevention Program will work in Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin counties to promote tobacco cessation, reduce initiation of tobacco use, decrease tobacco prevalence among youth, and decrease exposure to secondhand smoke. The total for the three-year grant is $352,000.
 
The grant funding comes as a result of Amendment 35, which was approved by Colorado voters in 2004 and increased taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products. The revenue is designated for health care services and tobacco education aimed at improving the health of all Coloradans.

For more information about the WorkWell Collaborative, contact Katie Haas at 970-328-8855. For more information about the West Mountain Tobacco Program, contact Mandy Ivanov at 970-328-8808.