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Sun Smart Schools Vies for 'A Community Thrives' Grant

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:53

We've thrown our wide-brimmed hat into the ring for the Gannett Foundation's 'A Community Thrives' program for a chance to win a $25,000 fan favorite grant. The program will also award up to $500,000 in additional grants to eligible organizations. NCC has chosen Sun Smart Schools as our featured program for the funding opportunity, working to secure funding to expand the program into the Elko County schools. 

Sun Smart Schools Wraps a Successful 2017

Submitted by admin on Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:45

Sun Smart Schools, NCC's signature skin cancer prevention program for Nevada's students, kicked off its second year of programming in the 2016-17 school year by expanding from seven pilot schools to 22 participating schools. Students in pre-K through 12th grade in public, private, and parochial schools all participated in the program with the support of teachers, nurses, and school and district administration. 

Some of the past year's successes include:

Individuals, Organizations Recognized in Annual Nevada Cancer Coalition Summit Awards

Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:07

Seven individuals and two organizations received awards recognizing their passion and leadership in cancer control on Monday, Nov. 6 at the Nevada Cancer Control Summit Awards Luncheon. Awardees included an oncology nurse, a breast surgeon, a cancer advocate, and more.

Thoughts on the 2017 CDC National Cancer Conference

Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:13

Team NCC, along with several partners from the state’s cancer control programs, recently returned from the National CDC Cancer Conference in Atlanta with a ton of notes, some fresh ideas, and great insights into what other states are working on in cancer control.

The CDC only hosts this conference once every five years, so they pack a plethora of speakers and sessions into just a few days. Being the strategic team that we are, we split up as much as possible and were able to attend many of the sessions. Here are some of the key takeaways we have from the conference:

Report: Loose Compliance for Nevada's Indoor Tanning Law

Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/07/2017 - 16:56

In 2013 Nevada was the fourth state in the nation to prohibit minors under 18 from using indoor tanning devices. NRS 597 outlines the law's key requirements, which include posting both notices and warnings about the risks of indoor tanning, requiring customers to sign a form acknowledging the risks of indoor tanning, and as mentioned, prohibiting minors from using the devices. It was a victory for NCC and other cancer control partners and numerous legislative sessions working to pass the law.

Celebrating a Tremendous Year!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/27/2016 - 13:28

As we look back on 2016 please join us in celebrating the impact Nevada Cancer Coalition had on improving quality of life for all Nevadans. It was a tremendous year for us all, and we are grateful to NCC’s members, stakeholders, partners, volunteers, and funders for making this possible!

Click here to download the PDF.

Here's a look, by the numbers, of just a few of our accomplishments:

Our Three Holiday Wishes

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/20/2016 - 08:27

At NCC we believe in the possibilities of preventing cancer for future generations. We believe in the power of collaboration and partnership, the integrity of science and research, and the essential right for quality in every life. Together we can improve lives and change the course of cancer for current and future generations of Nevadans.

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