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Michigan: Comprehensive School Health includes Sun Safety!

Michigan Model for Comprehensive School Health Education is a K-12 model health curriculum. Sun safety activities were developed for use at Middle School and High School. Michigan Departments of Education and Community Health were also involved in revising the Michigan Model lessons grade k-6 which to include sun safety activities. To read specific success stories from Michigan, visit their site.

SunSafe in Long Beach, CA

The Long Beach Sun Protection Project (also known as the SunSafe program) was created as a city-wide awareness project to educate residents of the dangers of sun exposure and skin cancer.

The SunSafe program developed sun protection tools for community organizations including schools and recreation centers as well as sponsoring city-wide skin cancer screenings, and teacher, parent and health professional sun safety education. Classroom curriculum and a social marketing campaign were also developed.

Evansville Cancer Center

Robin Lawrence-Broesch, Marketing Director for the Evansville, IN Cancer Center, was awarded the Gold Triangle Award from the American Academy of Dermatology and the Shining Star Award from the Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. Lawrence-Broesch performed over 250 presentations in grade schools, middle schools, high schools, universities and community and frequently attends area health fairs. She has also arranged free full body skin cancer screenings with a partnership of board certified dermatologists as part of Skin Cancer Protection and Detection Month supported by The American Academy of Dermatology. Read about it here.

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