SunSafe Programs

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The SunSafe programs are free and fun community-wide tools that preschools, schools, sports teams, town recreation programs, parents, and health care providers can use to promote sun protection among children.

Rates of malignant melanoma and other skin cancers are rising in the United States. Childhood burns may be the cause. Reducing sun burns and exposure to UV radiation among children under age 18 can prevent 90 percent of skin cancers later in life.

SunSafe offers program materials appropriate for three age groups:

The SunSafe programs are based on research conducted by Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Further resources
Healthy Highlights Podcast: Sun Safety
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The Healthy Highlights podcast series features interviews with Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinicians about various health topics. A new episode is released every two weeks.

In these episodes, we speak with dermatologist Shane Chapman, MD, about why overexposure to the sun is a serious health issue.

To download individual podcast episodes, just click on the links above. (To download using Internet Explorer, right-click the link and select Save Target As...)

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