Skin Cancer Prevention: Be Sun-Safe for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Are you planning to attend an outdoor festival, going to a sports event, or spending the day at a park? Skin Cancer Prevention Month is here to help you get ready for your outdoor adventures! Knowing what puts you at risk for skin cancer and how to lower your risk is a great way to prepare.

What to Know About Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States with nearly 5 million people treated for all skin cancers each year. Anyone can get skin cancer, but some characteristics put people at a higher risk such as, having a lighter skin color or skin that burns easily. Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and other sources such as tanning beds. Skin cancer can be cured if found and treated early.

What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk
Reducing your exposure to UV rays can lower your risk of getting skin cancer. Avoid tanning and sunburns, and use sun safety tips to make protecting your skin a daily habit. Talk to your doctor if you notice unusual moles or changes to your skin.

Stay tuned for more tips this month to help you stay sun-safe!

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source: CDC Blog Posts


As a member of The Employers’ Advanced Cooperative on Healthcare you also benefit from being a part of the power of “the voice of the employer” as a member of The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. The National Alliance is the only nonprofit, purchaser-led organization with a national and regional structure dedicated to driving health and healthcare value across the country. Our members represent more than 12,000 employers/purchasers and 45 million Americans spending $300 billion annually on healthcare.

National Alliance Coalition Collaboration Resources

Opioids and the Workplace:

Diabetes Management in the Workplace:

Migraine Management in the Workplace:

Value Based Organizations and Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC’s mission is “collaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health.

The Leapfrog Group – Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

University of Michigan Center for Value-based Insurance Design – The V-BID Center is one of the nation’s leading sources of information on value-based insurance design. GPBCH is actively promoting V-BID as one value-improvement strategy.