News Skin Cancer Press Release Goes Viral
Just in time for summer, the Washington State Department of Health sent out a press release along with the maps on this page. The press release was picked up by every major news outlet in the Washington State and when the Associated Press picked up the story, it went national (i.e., the Washington Times) and even international (i.e., the Daily Mail in the UK). KUOW, the NPR station in the greater Seattle area did a story on this issue, which featured a short interview of Steven Garrett. The interview and maps are posted on the KUOW web site.

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The Washington State Plan for Healthy Communities is OUR plan to increase the number of in Washington who are healthy at every stage of life where they live, learn, work, and play. This statewide plan for building Healthy Communities aligns our priorities and strategies with national, state, and local prevention efforts. It will be a road-map for implementing chronic disease prevention efforts in our communities.

As of mid-June 2014, teens under the age of 18 are banned from using tanning beds in Washington state under a measure signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. Because sun and UV exposure in childhood and the teenage years can be highly damaging, policymakers in some states are regulating minors' use of tanning devices, such as tanning beds. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.

Teens under the age of 18 will soon be banned from using tanning beds in Washington state under a measure signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. The bill goes into effect in mid-June. Because sun and UV exposure in childhood and the teenage years can be highly damaging, policymakers in some states are regulating minors' use of tanning devices, such as tanning beds. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.

FREE lectures, support groups and health classes from Cancer Lifeline. Sponsored by the Dorothy O’Brien Center, EvergreenHealth, Northwest Hospital and Valley Medical Center. Find out more at: www.cancerlifeline.org.

The Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership (CCCNP) has launched a Web site (http://www.cccnationalpartners.org/) that provides information about the CCCNP and its activities. The site shares news, resources, and tools that may be useful to the CCC coalitions in states, tribes, and territories.

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Last Updated 7/18/2014