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Scholars Day: April 6, 2011

S.U.N. Safety - Shield Us Now!: A Melanoma Prevention Program for College Students

Healthy People 2010 calls for an 11% reduction in deaths caused by melanoma. Melanoma can be prevented by using sunscreen and avoiding exposure to the sun. Eighty-two percent of students at the College at Brockport campus report not wearing sunscreen consistently. During the Fall of 2010, S.U.N. Safety- Shield Us Now!, was implemented to increase studentsí awareness and perceived risk regarding melanoma and to increase studentsí intentions to use sunscreen. A quasi experimental, pre-post design was used to evaluate the programís effectiveness. Results of the program and recommendations for future programming will be discussed.

Presenters: Bobbi McDonald (Undergraduate Student)
Shannon Scheening (Undergraduate Student)
Melissa Shaw (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Health Education Professionals
Location: 104 Edwards
Time: 2:30 pm (Session IV)
Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.