The ASDSA Advocacy team was presented with the 2019 Excellency in Advocacy Award for Excellence in a State Issue Campaign by the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference for its role in the SUNucate initiative. In partnership with Women in Government Relations, the conference recognizes everyday women advocates with an annual award. Awards were also … More Advocacy for SUNucate Receives an Award for Excellence in a State Campaign
Did you know there is an effort on the federal level to support and encourage the same policies SUNucate promotes on a state level? House Resolution 323, sponsored by Representative David Joyce (R-OH-14), encourages all schools to allow students to possess sunscreen at school without restriction and without a note; encourages schools and camps to … More Federal Effort Supports Sunscreen in Schools
The Nebraska Supreme Court recently upheld the dismissal of an earlier lawsuit filed against the Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NC2) by a group of tanning salon owners. Recognizing the dangers of indoor tanning, including a link to melanoma, ASDSA supports banning minors from using indoor tanning facilities and supports required posting and dissemination about the health … More NE Court Upholds Decision Against Tanning Salon Lawsuit
The Nebraska Department of Education recently issued guidance to all schools in the state recommending that children be allowed to possess and use sunscreen without a doctor’s note at school and at school-sponsored events. Senator Carol Blood played a key role in developing the policy, and connected different stakeholder groups, such as the Nebraska Dermatology … More Nebraska is SUNucated!
Connecticut enacted legislation allowing students six years old or older to possess and self-apply over-the-counter sunscreen in school before outdoor activities, if a parent or guardian has provided written authorization to the school nurse. “The momentum of the passage of SUNucate legislation throughout the U.S. demonstrates lawmakers’ commitment in these states to promoting sun-safe … More Connecticut Becomes SUNucated
Minnesota is the 5th state in 2019 to pass legislation allowing kids to possess and use sunscreen at school without a prescription or physician’s note. Kids will now be able to use sunscreen during the school day while on school property or at a school-sponsored event. Minnesota joins Arkansas, Illinois, Maine and Nevada in passing … More Minnesota Joins “SUNucated” States
What’s the best way to reach kids in the 22 states with SUNucate laws so they know they can possess and use sunscreen without a note and promote other sun-safe behaviors? ASDSA and the Indiana Academy of Dermatology (IAD) teamed up to sponsor a Sun Safety Poster contest to promote awareness about Indiana’s SUNucate law. … More ASDSA and the IN Academy of Dermatology (IAD) Sponsor Sun Safety Poster Contest!
The SUNucate coalition congratulates Nevada for becoming the 21st state to implement SUNucate model legislation! The law, signed by Governor Steve Sisolak, enables students to possess and use sunscreen and wear protective clothing in school. It also allows schools to teach students sun-safe behaviors. The effort was assisted by two state partners: the Nevada Society for … More Nevada Adopts SUNucate Legislation
As the state legislative sessions wind down, we wanted to give you a status update on SUNucate bills across the country. Arkansas passed SUNucate, sponsored by Rep. Lee Johnson, MD, an emergency room physician. Maine also passed SUNucate, with the assistance of the Personal Care Products Council, a SUNucate coalition member. Thank you to all … More SUNucate Update – April 2019
Maine took a big step forward to promote the safety of its children by recently becoming the 20th state to pass a law allowing students to possess and use sunscreen at school without a note or prescription from a physician. The use of sunscreen helps protect against overexposure to the sun, a crucial step in … More Maine Passes SUNucate Bill