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.
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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.
By Kristen Power
Last year I sat in on a webinar presented by HPV and cancer expert Deanna Kepka, PhD, MPH from the College of Nursing and Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. This wasn’t my first HPV webinar, and it wasn’t the first time I’d heard much of the information. But it was the first time I’d heard this:
by Kristen Power I sit writing this post on the eve of National Cancer Prevention month in February and a handful of days before World Cancer Day, February 4, wracking my brain as to what I can say about cancer prevention that hasn’t been said a million times before. I’ll be honest. There’s nothing new to say. What worked for cancer prevention last year, three-and-a-half years ago when I started working at NCC, and years before that, still works today.
This post originally appeared as a guest post on the Immunize Nevada blog.
Preventing cancer just got a little easier. That’s a big deal. The official news at the end of 2016 was a change to the recommendation for HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination, reducing the recommended number of doses from three to just two for girls and boys who initiate the series at ages 9 through 14 years.
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. The Sun Smart Schools kick-off assembly will include a short sun safety education program for students.
We are excited to invite your organization to partner with us on the first Skin Cancer Awareness Day at the Farm event to take place on May 21, 2016 in Minden, Nevada. This fun-filled day of live music, farmer’s market, food and booths will promote skin cancer awareness and prevention. All proceeds will benefit Sun Smart Schools, a program providing sun safe education and sunscreen to our local schools.
A new report outlining the burden of obesity in Nevada was recently released by the State's Division of Public and Behavioral Health, providing data on childhood and adult obesity and focus areas for reducing the number of obese or overweight Nevadans.
As states and the nation transform their health systems, many policymakers are turning to community health workers (CHWs) to tackle some of the most challenging aspects of health improvement, such as facilitating care coordination, enhancing access to community-based services, mitigating the impacts of the social determinants of health, reducing health disparities, and containing costs.