Status: Baseline only
Reduce the proportion of students in grades 9 through 12 who report sunburn
Baseline: 57.2 percent of students in grades 9 through 12 reported sunburn in the past 12 months in 2017
Target: 52.2 percent
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States — but most cases of skin cancer are preventable. Sunburn, especially early in life, can increase the risk of skin cancer. Community-wide programs and educational, environmental, and policy interventions can help increase behaviors that prevent sunburn in 9th- through 12th-graders.
Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup