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Schools and districts should evaluate their sun safety polices at least once each year to measure effectiveness and to identify areas that have improved and areas that still need improvement. Principals and school staff can work with district administrators and board members to evaluate how the sun safety policy is being implemented at their respective school and whether the policy is meeting the district’s goals.

Make evaluation simple by taking the SSS online assessment.

You can also use the questions below, from the CDC’s Guidelines for School Programs to Prevent Skin Cancer, to lead a discussion about the success of your sun safety policies:

  1. Do district schools have a comprehensive policy on skin cancer prevention and is it implemented and enforced as written?
  2. Does the skin cancer prevention program support physical and social environmental changes that promote sun safety and that are consistent with the development of other healthful habits?
  3. Does the skin cancer prevention education program foster the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to reduce UV exposure and prevent skin cancer?
  4. Is education to reduce UV exposure provided as planned, in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade?
  5. Is inservice training provided as planned, for education staff responsible for implementing skin cancer prevention programs?
  6. Do school health services support skin cancer prevention?
  7. Are parents or families, teachers, students, school health personnel, school administrators and appropriate community representatives involved in planning, implementing, and assessing programs and policies to prevent skin cancer?
  8. Does the skin cancer prevention program encourage and support sun safety efforts by students and school staff?

Promoting Sun Safety in California Elementary Schools.

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