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Preventing Melanoma - Communities Play a Vital Role

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US. In 2011, there were more than 65,000 cases of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. Communities and policy makers play a major role in these skin cancer prevention efforts. Learn about what communities can do to help!

Infographic about how to protect your skin from melanoma. Communities can provide shade at work, playgrounds, parks, and pools.

Stop Ticks!

Gardening, camping, hiking and playing outdoors – don’t forget to take steps to prevent bites from ticks. Get tips from the CDC.

Preventable Deaths in America

Up to 40 percent of annual deaths from each of the five leading US causes are preventable. The five leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional injuries. Together they accounted for 63 percent of all U.S. deaths in 2010, with rates for each cause varying greatly from state to state. Learn more from the CDC.

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