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Preventing Skin Cancer: Community-Wide Interventions

Photo of the sunThese interventions seek to increase preventive behaviors (e.g., covering up, using shade, avoiding sun during peak UV hours) within a community by targeting a large part of the population in a defined area.

Task Force Recommendations and Findings

This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review, and where available, Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs).

Intervention Task Force Finding
Mass Media Insufficient Evidence
June 2011
Multicomponent Community-Wide Interventions Recommended
April 2012

Presentations and Promotional Materials

Promotional Materials

Community Guide News: Community-Based Skin Cancer Prevention that Works
Developed by The Community Guide in collaboration with CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

What Works – Fact Sheets

What Works: Skin Cancer Prevention – brochure and insert Adobe PDF File [PDF - Size 946 kB]


The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.

Sample Citation

The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Preventing skin cancer: community-wide interventions. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.