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Add Smoke Free Meetings to Your Benefits Package

Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/17/2017 - 14:37

by Christine Thompson

Most of us of Nevadans – nearly 85 percent to be exact – don’t smoke. We appreciate working and eating in the clean air environments that (most) workplaces and public venues are required by state law to provide. Some companies go even further to explicitly prohibit tobacco use and/or vaping in company vehicles, on company grounds, or during work-related events.

Rogers Elementary Gets Sun Smart with Recent Donations

Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:33

Students at Lucille S. Rogers Elementary School will be made in the shade on the school’s playground with the recent donation of seven shade trees, plus an additional $3,000 to purchase more. The donations were provided as part of the school’s involvement with the Sun Smart Schools program, a statewide sun safety and skin cancer prevention program for students in pre-K through 12th grade. The trees will be dedicated at a school assembly Thursday, May 11 at 10:55 a.m.

Learn the 5 S’s For a Sun Smart Summer

Submitted by admin on Mon, 05/01/2017 - 09:17

Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month kicks off May 1 with Melanoma Monday, and continues throughout the month to encourage sun safety and skin cancer prevention.

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, the number of Americans who have had skin cancer at some point in the last three decades is estimated to be higher than the number for all other cancers combined. And melanoma has become one of the most common cancers among the nation’s adolescents and young adults.

Gardnerville Elementary Assembly Kicks Off Sun Smart Schools for Douglas County

Submitted by admin on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 02:33

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) and the Nevada Cancer Coalition (NCC) kick off Sun Smart Schools district-wide with an assembly at Gardnerville Elementary School Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2:15 p.m. Sun Smart Schools is a sun safety education program of NCC that includes nationally-recognized, standards-based curriculum, policy initiatives, and sunscreen. 

Pilot Program Yields Results

Submitted by admin on Wed, 09/14/2016 - 02:27

Results from the pilot year of the Sun Smart Schools program show that the program is effective in increasing knowledge and behaviors regarding sun safety and sunscreen use. While some grades showed greater impact than others, overall we're considering it a success. We'll be using results of the pilot program to improve and adjust Sun Smart Schools for the coming years. Additionally, we'll continue to survey students and parents, and now teachers as well, to evaluate the program and implement continual improvements.

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