SunAWARE on Boston Harbor Islands 2017

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CMPF has partnered with the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Boston Harbor Now, and the National Park Service in creating our Boston Harbor Island’s SunAWARE Project. This program includes training of permanent and seasonal staff, and six on-site educational programs

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Flynn & Maguire Highlight Blue Hills Health Alliance Melanoma Awareness Initiative at National Council Meeting in Washington, DC

DNA NCSCP 1Maura Flynn and Maryellen Maguire-Eisen presented, the Ripple Effect, at the National Council for Skin Cancer Preventiion at their biannual meeting on Novemeber 2, 2016. They highlighted the Blue Hills Community Health Alliance support of a Melanoma Awarenss Initiative in13 member towns.  A highlight of the presentation was a review of the many programs and projects that they did in conjunction with the public health nurses in the towns. They described how the public health nurses were able to open doors in both their own communities and others.



23rd World Congress of Dermatology, Vancouver Canada

During the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver, Canada, a Nursing Scientific Meeting was jointly hosted by a partnership beSunAWARE Epostertween the Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) and International Skincare Nursing Group (ISNG). The objective of the meeting,  held on June 8, 2015, was to provide the opportunity to explore ways in which nurses internationally could collaborate  and innovatively share evidence-based knowledge to further enhance the quality of  care for our clients and constitutents.

Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation  shared there SunAWARE Initiatives with participants highlighting the recent endorsement of their SunAWARE Curriculum by the Dermatology Nurses' Association. 

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Department of Public Health Melanoma Awareness Project

Children's Melanoma Preventiion Foundation is teaming up with the Department of Public Health's Community Health Alliance (20) to deliver a comprehensive melanoma awareness initiative in the towns of Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell and Scituate.  Board of Health nurses along with foundation staff will utilize the new Leverett UV Video System to teach the public about signs of sun damage and proper sunscreen application.Scott UV


Beyond Schools-Professional Education

kristaChildren's Melanoma Prevention Foundation has been invited to extend their SunAWARE Program to adult audiences. Educational programs have been delivered at the American Public Health Asssoicatiion Convention, the 23rd World Congress of  Dermatology in Vancouver,  Dermatology Nurses Association,  Massachusetts School Nurse Institute, Sun Safety at Sea Seminar, as well community organizations such as public libraries, Rotary Club, health fairs, and YMCA.  In 2007, we partnered with the Dermatology Nurses's Association to raise funds for SunAWARE education and to educate the public along the Ride4Melanoma racecourse in California, Missouri and Maryland. This year, the Dermatology Nurses' Association endorsed the SunAWAE K-12 Curriculum and plan to provide training programs for their members to educate the public throughout the U.S.