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.
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April is a doozy of a month when it comes to awareness and special focus weeks and days.
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!
Here's a look, by the numbers, of just a few of our accomplishments:
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.
Our Clinical Liaison project is ready to go -- as soon as we bring on someone to fill the shoes!
We've always relied on volunteers at NCC. For the first decade of our existence we were entirely volunteer-driven--a coalition of volunteer members creating the state cancer plan and developing an annual summit and coalition membership meeting.
The NCC team received a surprise visit from executives from Microsoft Reno and IQ Technology Solutions on June 23 when they stopped by to award $2,400 in funds for an IT Makeover. NCC was one of five winners in the 8th annual IT Makeover Campaign, joined by other great nonprofits including Immunize Nevada, The Empowerment Center, Urban Roots, and Sierra Nevada Journeys.
The inaugural Skin Cancer Awareness Day on the Farm, May 21 at Bill and Rocky’s Bella Vista Farm in Minden, raised $10,000 to benefit the Sun Smart Schools program in Douglas County schools. The event combined the farm’s season opening and farmer’s market with a raffle, sun safety and skin cancer prevention information and activities, and live music from All Hat No Cattle.
If you work in primary care in a role where you'd refer women for breast cancer screening then we invite you to take the Nevada Breast Cancer Screening Survey, open through June 8. Providers that should take the survey include primary care doctors in internal, family and general practice medicine, OB/GYNs, PAs, APRNs, and similar.
We are growing and need a little more desk space to accommodate NCC staff and interns! This summer, in addition to NCC's three staff we'll have an MPH intern joining us to work on Sun Smart Schools and other skin cancer prevention projects. As such, we'd like to add a standing desk to our conference room that can double as a media station for on-site meetings. If you have something that would work, or would like to purchase one for NCC, we would love the donation!