NSW Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy 2012-15
The NSW Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy 2012–15 (the Strategy) provides a framework for a coordinated comprehensive, community-wide approach to reducing over-exposure to the sun for the next four years in New South Wales.
Skin cancers accounts for 81 per cent of all new cases of cancer
diagnosed in Australia each year, making these diseases the most
common and costly cancers in Australia.
NSW's future as a sun-safe State has been set out
in this comprehensive Strategy, which
outlines how government, not-for-profit, private sector, health and
community groups will unite to reduce the devastating impact skin
cancers have on people across the State.
There are four priority areas and goals in
the Strategy, designed to prevent and limit the
burden of skin cancer in NSW:
- Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) protection
- Shade provision.
- UVR protection policy.
- Strategic research.
The establishment of the NSW Skin Cancer Prevention
Advisory Committee (currently comprising representatives from
14 different organisations and sectors) is aimed at providing the
supporting infrastructure for the implementation of skin cancer
prevention activities across NSW, particularly those identified in