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Preventing Skin Cancer: Interventions Targeting Parents and Caregivers

A man with a white beard sits on a bench.  A young child is standing in front of him and tugging the brim of the man's hat. These interventions seek to prevent skin cancer among parents, caregivers and their children by improving their preventive behaviors (e.g., covering up, using shade, avoiding sun during peak UV hours).

Task Force Recommendations and Findings

This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review, and where available, Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs).

Intervention Task Force Finding
Interventions Targeting Children’s Parents and Caregivers Insufficient Evidence
July 2002

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What Works – Fact Sheets

What Works: Skin Cancer Prevention – brochure and insert Adobe PDF File [PDF - Size 946 kB]


The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.

Sample Citation

The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Preventing skin cancer: interventions targeting parents and caregivers. htt:// Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.