Skin Cancer Prevention 2019

2019 Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report 5 BACKGROUND In July 2014 , the Office of the Surgeon General released The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer , establishing skin cancer prevention as a high priority for our nation. 1 The Call to Action described prevention strategies that work and called on all community sectors to play a role in protecting Americans from ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and artificial sources, such as indoor tanning devices.¹ This year, we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Call to Action and the growing number of partners at the national, state, and local levels working to advance the strategic goals for skin cancer prevention in the United States.This fifth annual Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report provides a comprehensive summary of the most recent data available and highlights developments and success stories since the release of the 2018 Progress Report.These annual updates to the report provide information to monitor progress, learn from successes, reveal areas that need improvement, and identify opportunities to work collaboratively to reduce the incidence of skin cancer. Strategic Goals and Partners to Support Skin Cancer Prevention in the United States Strategic Goals Goal 1: Increase opportunities for sun protection in outdoor settings. Goal 2: Provide individuals with the information they need to make informed, healthy choices about UV exposure. Goal 3: Promote policies that advance the national goal of preventing skin cancer. Goal 4: Reduce harms from indoor tanning. Goal 5: Strengthen research, surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation related to skin cancer prevention. Partners in Prevention • Federal, state, tribal, local, and territorial governments. • Businesses, employers, and labor representatives. • Health care systems, insurers, and clinicians. • Early learning centers, schools, colleges, and universities. • Community, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations. • Individuals and families. Source: The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer.