10 Shade Planning for America’s Schools Chapter 1 I NFORMATION ON S KIN C ANCER AND I TS P REVENTION The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/cancer/nscpep/ skin.htm CDC provides leadership for nationwide efforts to reduce illness and death caused by skin cancer. Although these efforts comprise a variety of approaches and strategies, their common focus is education and prevention. CDC’s Web site describes programmatic approaches to skin cancer prevention and education. The National Cancer Institute www.nci.nih.gov/cancertopics/types/ skin The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. Articles related to the causes of cancer, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and the most current cancer statistics are available at NCI’s Web site. The United States Environmental Protection Agency www.epa.gov/ebtpages/ humasunprotection.html The Environmental Protection Agency’s mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment. The agency’s Web site contains information about the health risks posed by UV radiation and describes the steps people can take to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention www.skincancerprevention.org The mission of the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is to facilitate national skin cancer awareness and prevention efforts through education and promotion of sun-safe behaviors. The council, comprising of 30 separate organizations, increases awareness and prevention behaviors among all populations by providing special programs addressing high-risk populations, including infants, children, young adults, parents, educators, outdoor workers, and athletes. Back issues of NEWSLINK, the council’s quarterly electronic newsletter, are available at the ogranization’s Web site. The American Cancer Society www.cancer.org The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community- based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. The organization’s Web site provides the latest research , information about activities and resources at the local level, and educational and advocacy materials. The Skin Cancer Foundation www.skincancer.org The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only national and international organization that is concerned exclusively with the world’s most common malignancy—cancer of the skin. The foundation’s Web site offers information on the three types of skin cancer; information on skin cancer prevention; news of local and national events; and public information posters, pamphlets, and brochures. Commercial Products Disclaimer The list of product manufacturers and retailers is provided for general information purposes only and does not represent an inclusive list of vendors. Furthermore, reference to any specific commercial products or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The list of product manufacturers and retailers contains URL addresses to Web sites and information created and maintained by private organizations. These links are provided for convenience of reference only. The CDC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. The inclusion of URL addresses to particular Web sites is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the site or by the organization operating the server on which the site is maintained.