Skin Cancer

To help reduce the incidence and mortality rates of melanoma in Rhode Island, partners designed an initiative to increase sun safety elements at outdoor recreation areas and to improve policies protecting employees and patrons.
At the time of this initiative, New Hampshire ranked high on the list of states for rates of new melanoma diagnoses. Research shows that early exposure to carcinogenic ultraviolet rays, emitted by indoor tanning devices which are easily accessible to teens, can increase the risk of developing skin…
This webpage from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides suggestions for sun protection.
This health awareness campaign is designed to help partners implement evidence-based practices when communicating about melanoma and skin cancer. It can also help you plan, implement and evaluate your social media strategy and make the case for why it is important.
This toolkit from Penn Prevention Research Center contains messages that can be utilized by public health professionals to encourage sun protection behaviors.