Cancer Prevention in Action

Community Cancer Prevention in Action (CPiA) is a New York State Department of Health program supporting local cancer prevention and risk reduction interventions using a policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change approach.

What are the CPiA Goals?

Grantees build awareness of and support for cancer prevention policies in their local communities. They work to decrease exposure to ultraviolet radiation, increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates among adolescents, and increase awareness of and support for cancer prevention PSE changes. Select grantees also work to increase cancer screening rates for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers.

Grantees conduct education and mobilize their local communities to:

  • Increase the adoption of sun safety policies and practices in community settings.
  • Increase the number of community education interventions to build support for the HPV vaccine as cancer prevention.
  • Increase the adoption of worksite policies that establish paid time off benefits for employees to obtain cancer screenings.

Has the CPiA Program Been Successful?

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Find a Local Grantee

CPiA grantees collectively serve 15 counties in New York State:

Cancer Prevention Resources:

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