3060.0 New Initiatives in Skin Cancer Prevention: Strategies for Protecting Youth

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
This session explores techniques to reduce the risk of skin cancer among adolescents. A campaign to motivate public school districts to adopt policies to meet CDC's guidelines is presented. Other presentations in this session include assessing the use of shade by adolescents, targeting parents of youth aged 6-9 through a newsletter on sun protection, and increasing sun safety among lifeguards. The use of tanning salons by adolescents is also discussed.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify several interventions to reduce the risk of skin cancer among adolescents. 2. Recognize a need to develop successful interventions to improve adolescentsí sun-protective behaviors for skin cancer prevention.

8:30 AM
Correlates of indoor tanning among teens: Key findings from CITY100
Joni A. Mayer, PhD, Donald J. Slymen, Susan Woodruff, PhD, Katherine Hoerster, MS, Latrice Pichon, MPH, James F. Sallis, PhD, John Weeks, PhD and George Belch, PhD
8:45 AM
Sun Safe Schools: Baseline survey in a campaign to motivate adoption of sun protection policies by public school districts in California and Colorado
David B. Buller, PhD, Mary Klein Buller, MA, Jeff Ashley, MD, Kim D. Reynolds, PhD, Simone A. French, PhD and Xia Liu, MS
9:00 AM
If you build it, will adolescents seek shade? Results of a cluster randomised trial in secondary schools
Suzanne Dobbinson, PhD, Vanessa White, BBSc, Melanie Wakefield, PhD, Kris Jamsen, MBiostat, Victoria White, PhD, Patricia Livingston, PhD, Dallas English, PhD and Julie Simpson, PhD
9:15 AM
Semi-tailored newsletter sun protection intervention for parents of children age 6-9
Lori A. Crane, PhD, MPH, Nancy L. Asdigian, PhD and Jenny Aalborg, BA
9:30 AM
Improving sun safety among lifeguards at outdoor pools: A targeted, peer-driven approach
Dawn M. Hall, MPH, Eric Nehl, MS, Frances McCarty, PhD, Tom Elliott, MPH and Karen Glanz, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing