Skin Cancer: Multicomponent Community-Wide Interventions

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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: April 2012

Workgroups: Cancer Workgroup

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends multicomponent community-wide interventions to prevent skin cancer by increasing sun-protective behaviors. These interventions combine strategies directed by individuals, mass media campaigns, and environmental and policy changes. CPSTF found that the interventions increase sunscreen use and may reduce sunburns.

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2012). Skin Cancer: Multicomponent Community-Wide Interventions. Retrieved from