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    Cigarette Restitution Fund Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening and Treatment Program Local Public Health Component

    The Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening, and Treatment Program (CPEST) provides and administers grants to local health departments and academic centers to reduce cancer mortality and cancer disparities in Maryland.


    The Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund (CRF) was established in 2000 by the Maryland General Assembly (SB896/HB4125) to reduce the cancer incidence and mortality in Maryland. The legislation required the establishment of a local public health component to coordinate efforts in each jurisdiction. The local public health component of the CRF is the Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening, and Treatment Program (CPEST).

    The purpose of the CPEST Program is to reduce cancer mortality in Maryland and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes among whites and ethnic minorities. There are seven targeted cancers identified as priorities under the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund Program (CRFP). CRFP funds may be used to provide prevention, early detection, and/or treatment services for the targeted cancers. The seven-targeted cancers are lung and bronchus, colorectal, breast, cervical, prostate, skin (melanoma), and oral cancers.​

    Local Health Department Cancer Programs 

    JurisdictionContact Number​
    Allegany County301-759-5000
    Anne Arundel County410-222-7979
    Baltimore City - University of Maryland Medical
    ​Baltimore City - Medstar​410-350-8216
    Breast and Cervical Program
    University of Maryland Medical Group
    Baltimore County410-887-3456
    Calvert County410-535-5400
    Caroline County410-479-8080
    Carroll County410-876-4443
    Cecil County410-996-5168
    Charles County301-609-6900
    Dorchester County410-228-3223
    Frederick County301-600-3362
    Garrett County301-334-7770
    301-895-3111 (toll-free)
    Harford County410-612-1780
    Howard County410-313-4255
    Kent County410-778-1350
    Montgomery County240-777-1222
    Prince George's County301-883-3524
    Queen Anne's County410-758-0720
    St. Mary's County301-475-4330
    Somerset County443-523-1760
    Talbot County410-819-5600
    Washington County240-313-3200
    Wicomico County410-334-3480
    Worcester County410-632-0056