Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report

Photo of an African-American man wearing a hat and sunglasses

Sun protection is important for those of all skin tones.

In July 2014, the Office of the Surgeon General released The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer, establishing skin cancer prevention as a high priority for our nation. The Call to Action described prevention strategies that work and called on all community sectors to address skin cancer as a major public health problem.

Each year for five years after the release of the Call to Action, CDC provided a comprehensive summary of the most recent data and highlighted developments and success stories. More recently, the progress report was replaced by CDC’s Melanoma Dashboard, which provides the latest state- and county-level data to support community-level efforts to reduce skin cancer risk.

Progress Reports