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Community Health Workers in the Spotlight

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:44

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.

Don't Fry Day...Reminding You To Wear Sunscreen

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 04:36

Ever heard of Don't Fry Day? For people with fair, easily sunburned skin that's likely every day. But for cancer prevention advocates it's the Friday before Memorial Day each year, this year on Friday, May 22. It's an annual day to remind people to protect their skin from UV radiation, sunburn, and skin damage that can lead to skin cancer. Protecting your skin is simple, and you may already be heeding some of the tips, such as wearing a hat or sunglasses or applying sunscreen.

Break Out The Sunscreen For Melanoma Monday

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:25

Download the press release.

Monday, May 4 marks the annual “Melanoma Monday,” an awareness day created by the American Academy of Dermatologists to promote early detection and prevention for melanoma and other types of skin cancer. The day also helps to kick off Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, recognized nationally each May.

7 Lies the Indoor Tanning Industry Continues to Tell

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:25

In 2013 Nevada was successful in becoming the 4th state to pass tanning legislation that prohibits minors under 18 from using indoor tanning devices. While this was a win for our state and set us in the lead for the nation in recognizing the dangers of indoor tanning for youth, more than 100 tanning salon locations are still in business within the state. Despite numerous studies and rulings that use of indoor tanning devices are carcinogenic and harmful to one's health, the tanning industry continues to perpetuate misconceptions and myths about indoor tanning to keep their industry alive.

Nevada Ranks 42nd in Funding Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:43

The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids released a national report this week challenging states to step up their tobacco prevention and cessation funding to reduce tobacco use by youth. According to the report, Nevada ranks 42nd in funding programs, spending just $1 million per year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs which is just 3.3% of what the CDC recommends, and just 0.7% of the total revenue the state earns from the tobacco MSA funds and tobacco taxes.


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