One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
An overview of sun safety and Academy programs.
Published in Pediatrics, this article explains common attitudes of Pediatricians with regard to sun protection counseling at check-ups.
Do you know someone who was recently diagnosed with melanoma? This resource helps people with melanoma, caregivers and their families throughout their cancer journey.
A variety of research-tested programs for sun safety.
Hosts a variety of sun safety and skin cancer awareness programs throughout the U.S.
SunWise provides free sun safety resources for schools, caregivers, and communities.
Sun safety tips for outdoor workers.
Sun safety tips for farmers.
A toolkit for outdoor workers with sample policies and other resources.
Resources from an all-out effort to alert laborers to the solar danger in outdoor summer work.
A forecast of the day’s peak UV intensity.
Does your child like to tan? Learn how to debunk some common myths about tanning here.
Looking for a fun activity to keep you and your child busy during the peak sun hours? Visit this site to learn about activities you can participate in to beat the midday sun.
Letters, fliers, facts and a video explaining the importance of being smart in the sun.
Want to get a good overview of what too much sun exposure can do to your skin? Here you’ll find tips to help you protect yourself and your family from getting too much sun.
Have a question about being smart in the sun? The information here will help keep you and your family sun-smart this summer.
Test your knowledge to see how much you know about being safe in the sun.
Want to know more about sunscreen? Get the information you need here.
Do you want to make your community more sun savvy? Learn how here.
Parks and Recreation Staff
A good overview of what too much sun exposure can do to your skin. You'll also find tips to help you protect yourself and your family from getting too much sun.
Targeted to ski resorts, Go Sun Smart offers you tips on how you can easily protect your skin and eyes.
A public education program designed to raise awareness about the simple, everyday steps soccer players and their fans can take to prevent skin cancer.
Information on sun safety for baseball parents, fans, players, coaches and the public about the benefits of protection from the sun.
Sun safety resources for swimming pools.
A grant program for shade structures.
Policy guidance and other background information for parks and recreation programs.
Free sun safety resources for zoos and aquariums.
Is your camp or park SunWise-certified? If not, take this free online training and certification.
Ever wonder how many tanning salons are in your community and what that means for public health? Learn more here.
Background information on indoor tanning and what it means for your community’s health.
Learn more about what the Melanoma Research Foundation is doing to prevent and treat skin cancer.
A quick overview of skin cancer statistics and facts.
These fact sheets give state-specific information about skin cancer incidence and prevention.
Learn more about what Skin Cancer Foundation is doing to prevent skin cancer.
Teachers and Schools
Sample school and district policies; Educational videos for K-6; Shopping for shade structures, trees, and hats; Ideas for Don't Fry Day.
This report reviews scientific literature regarding the rates, trends, causes, and prevention of skin cancer and presents guidelines for schools to implement a comprehensive approach to preventing skin cancer.
Project S.A.F.E.T.Y. (Sun Awareness For Educating Today's Youth) is a science-based skin cancer awareness and prevention curriculum.
A grant program for shade structures.
Free online activities and downloadable materials for kids and teachers.
Free sun safety resources for schools ranging from posters to activities.
These resources promote the SunSmart America™ message and provide teachers with information and a range of classroom activities on skin cancer and sun protection.
The SunAWARE curriculum is designed for K-12 students and includes four distinct instructional levels. It encompasses lessons on the factors that affect UV intensity and skin sensitivity as well as proven methods of sun protection and skin cancer recognition. Free school resources including UV meters and info fliers are available.
Free activities and resources for schools.
Australia’s premier skin cancer prevention program has numerous resources for schools and children.
Free sun safety resources and tool kit for K-8 schools. The tool kit contains more than 50 age-appropriate and cross-curricular activities that are aligned with national education standards.
A national sun safety poster contest for K-8th grade students.
A free program for teens and college-age students.
The Your Skin Is In contest asks high school and college students to take a No-Tanning pledge prior to their proms and spring break.
What do you know about the sun? Test your "suntelligence" with this short quiz.
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