The Surgeon General’s call to action to prevent skin cancer
Corporate Authors:United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; United States. Department of Health and Human Services.
Description:Consumer booklet describing The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. 2014.
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer calls on partners in prevention from various sectors across the nation to address skin cancer as a major public health problem. Government, business, health, education, community, nonprofit, and faith-based sectors are all essential partners in this effort.
In this Call to Action, the Surgeon General sets forth five main goals that will serve as a road map for all Americans in their efforts to reverse the rising tide of skin cancer: Increase opportunities for sun protection in outdoor settings; Provide individuals with the information they need to make informed, healthy choices about their exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays; Promote policies that advance the national goal of preventing skin cancer; Reduce harms from indoor tanning; Strengthen research, surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation related to skin cancer prevention.
With sustained support and a unified approach, we can achieve major reductions in skin cancer-related illness, deaths, and healthcare costs.
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