Preventing Skin Cancer: Community-Wide Interventions
These 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
|Multicomponent Community-Wide Interventions||Recommended
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.
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. www.thecommunityguide.org/cancer/skin/community-wide/index.html. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.
- Page last reviewed: May 22, 2014
- Page last updated: May 22, 2014
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services