National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention
Who We Are
The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP) is made up of over 45 organizations, agencies and associations who stand as a united voice to reduce skin cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality through awareness, prevention, early detection, research and advocacy. The Council is always looking for new member organizations. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a part of this diverse group, please visit the Join the Council page to learn more.
The Core Members of the Council include:
- Melanoma Research Foundation
- American Academy of Dermatology Association
- American Cancer Society
- Skin Cancer Foundation
What We Do
The NCSCP is involved in a variety of health policy and educational initiatives:
Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus Initiative
Unfortunately, despite the known risks and the fact that indoor tanning devices are a known carcinogen, tanning salons and college campuses often go hand-in-hand. The Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus Initiative awards U.S. universities and colleges that promote skin cancer prevention policies and education on campus. There are 3 ways for a campus to receive the award:
- NOT list any off-campus housing that includes indoor tanning as an amenity on the university's off-campus housing listings website
- NOT permit any indoor tanning salon to be included as a university-affiliated debit card merchant
- Provide access to educational programming (e.g., educational website) focusing on the risks of UV exposure and skin cancer prevention practices to students, faculty and staff at all times
Platinum Level is achieved by fulfilling ALL 3 criteria. Gold Level is achieved by fulfilling 2 of the 3 criteria. Silver Level is achieved if 1 of the 3 criteria is met. Know of a campus that should be nominated? Nominate a campus here!
Don't Fry Day
The NCSCP declares the Friday before Memorial Day as "Don't Fry Day". This year, Don't Fry Day is May 26, 2017. The Council has developed a variety of resources for non-profit organizations, local, state and federal governments, public health professionals and educators who promote the importance of skin cancer prevention and sun-safety behaviors to use, including the Don't Fry Day logo and promotional materials.