Black Ribbon

One in five people will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. According to the New Hampshire State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP), New Hampshire is one of the few states with a melanoma incidence rate higher than the national average. White, non-Hispanic people are the most at-risk group for melanoma. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer, with many of the cases being linked to overexposure to ultraviolet sunlight and indoor tanning equipment.

The Melanoma Foundation of New England and others partnered with NH CCC to support the passage of a law that bans indoor tanning for those under age 18. The Penacook Community Center (PCC) has been implementing the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s evidence based program Sunbeatables™, to educate children, parents and teachers about sun protection.  It is offered to all of its preschool programs. 

NH CCC works collaboratively with partners to share resources and implement strategies that address skin and other cancers in New Hampshire.  Learn more about NH CCC strategies to reduce cancer statewide in the New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan