Font Size: A A A

Sun Smart Nevada

Girl applying sun screen lotion on hand

We’re making Nevada Sun Smart.

It’s estimated that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that skin cancer is largely preventable and can be caught early with regular skin checks. We’re here to help Nevadans—that’s all of us—be Sun Smart.

Prevention & Early Detection Basics

Learn Prevention & Early Detection Basics

We can help protect our skin from cancer by avoiding lengthy exposure to UV radiation. Learn how to protect skin from the main sources of UV radiation—the sun and indoor tanning—and how to find skin cancer early, when it’s easier to treat.

Sun Smart Schools

Sun Smart Schools

Nevada Cancer Coalition’s nationally recognized Sun Smart Schools is in classrooms in nearly 100 schools across the state with demonstrated success in changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviors when it comes to sun safety.


Building Sun Smart communities can help Nevadans live healthier and more active lives. We want everyone to enjoy the sun’s rays—safely—whether at work, school, or play.


Sun Smart Schools classroom presentation
Assemblies, classroom presentations a fun part of Sun Smart Schools
Shade structure over a playground
NCC Pilots Shade Structure Grant Program
father and toddler on the beach practicing sun safety
Join the Sun Smart Nevada Town Hall
Grassroots Success: PTO plants trees at Mamie Towles Elementary School
Sunburn and peeling skin on a woman's shoulders
Skin cancer continues to be most common cancer in Nevada, U.S.
UNR Skin Clinic students and physicians
Success Story: Dermatology Students Embrace Sun Smart Initiatives to Expand Program Reach

SUN SMART Partners