The Indiana Academy of Dermatology (IAD), with a grant from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA), helped successfully pass legislation to ensure students are protected from the dangers of UV rays while at school. Governor Eric Holcomb signed the bill, making Indiana the first state in 2018 to help better protect children through … More Indiana Becomes First ‘SUNucated’ State in 2018
Sunscreen is a must to help prevent skin cancer, regardless of the time of year. Take some time to learn about sunscreen to make sure you’re protected. … More Get to know your sunscreen – three helpful tips!
Yesterday, the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass H 7158. The legislation will allow students to possess and use sunscreen at school without a note or prescription from their doctor. There is similar legislation is pending in the State Senate and we hope Rhode Island will join Indiana in passing SUNucate this … More Rhode Island House passes SUNucate!
Most states across the country (42) regulate the use of tanning facilities by children. Some states have taken the next step to prohibit tanning by minors under the age of 18 such as California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, and Washington. In … More Under 18 tanning bans gaining traction
Super Bowl weekend! No worries if you aren’t interested because we have much more exciting things to share. Since our post last week, we’re up to 17 states with pending SUNucate legislation! We’ll be adding our efforts in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Washington from their previous legislative sessions and New Jersey has introduced a new bill … More It’s a pretty big deal…
SUNucate is starting 2018 off strong, with numerous bill introductions and hearings. Currently, thirteen legislatures have introduced SUNucate: District of Columbia Georgia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Maryland Michigan Missouri Mississippi Nebraska Oklahoma Rhode Island Virginia Additionally, Colorado is also pursuing SUNucate through regulatory measures. Our SUNucate Coalition has grown to nearly 50 organizations, with state dermatology societies and … More Starting the new year with a bang!
ASDSA will continue to work with members of Congress who would like to host a free skin cancer screening during in-district health fairs or other events. By partnering with Neutrogena, ASDS/A is able to promote the Choose Skin Health program; members have been able to hold more than 21,000 skin cancer screenings since the program’s … More Join the fight against skin cancer in 2018
What if sunscreen dispensers were as common as hand sanitizer dispensers? ASDS/A is working to make this possible through SPF For All—a public service project that encourages dermatologic surgeons to promote sun safety in their community by installing sunscreen dispensers. Members can choose to purchase a sunscreen dispenser as a community service or to solicit … More ASDS public service program provides sunscreen dispensers
A large part of preventing skin cancer in children and young adults is ensuring they’re in an environment that protects them from harmful UV rays. The Skin Smart Campus initiative, in partnership with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP, of which ASDSA is a member), awards U.S. universities and colleges that promote skin … More Educating colleges about skin cancer prevention
It’s only October but looking back on 2017, it’s difficult not to be impressed by what we’ve accomplished this year and our plans for 2018. In total, seven states (AL, AZ, FL, LA, OH, UT and WA) signed SUNucate into law. Five states (MA, MI, NJ, PA and RI) still have pending legislation—and their legislatures … More A look back at 2017 and excitement for 2018