Cancer Plan Minnesota 2025

Objective 16

Reduce exposure to ultraviolet light

STRATEGIES

16.1 Promote shade planning and individual sun-protective behaviors in outdoor settings, including schools, worksites and recreational areas

16.2 Strengthen existing laws governing indoor tanning facilities

16.3 Conduct an education campaign on the harms of indoor tanning

SPOTLIGHT VIDEO

Originally presented at Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017, this “Spotlight” presentation is intended to be a fast-paced introduction to this objective.

UPDATES

At Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017 small groups discussed the strategies corresponding with this objective. Below are their compiled notes:

No groups were formed to discuss strategies 16.2 and 16.3 at the Summit. If you would like to work on one of these strategies please email communications@mncanceralliance.org

At the Summit attendees were also asked to make specific pledges to strategies to help move the work forward. Find the list of who committed to objective 16 strategies here (scroll down to view all the corresponding strategies).

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Original Cancer Plan Prevention workgroup draft objectives on indoor tanning and sun protection.

Prevention workgroup page.

MEASURES

Measure: Percent of adults who report sunburn in the last 12 months
Data Source: Minnesota State Survey, University of Minnesota
Baseline: 23.9% (2013) Target: 16%

Measure: Percent of White female 11th graders who tan indoors
Data Source: Minnesota Student Survey
Baseline: 9% (2016) Target: 1%

Measure: Percent of American Indian female 11th graders who tan indoors
Data Source: Minnesota Student Survey
Baseline: 8% (2016) Target: 1%