National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Strategic Plan 2019 - 2020
National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention About
The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has been a respected voice and trusted source for the nation’s skin cancer prevention community since 1998. Today, we stand as a united voice to prevent skin cancer through education, advocacy and raising awareness. The National Council brings support, encouragement, and connection to more than 40 organizations, agencies, and associations that are making a real difference in the lives of millions of adults, children, and families throughout the country.
Our members represent the nation’s premier researchers, clinicians, and advocates for melanoma and skin cancer prevention. Together, the National Council has the connections and the national voice to advocate, to influence, and to increase skin cancer prevention. Visit our web site to learn more about the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention.
National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention The nation’s united voice for skin cancer prevention.
National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention
Vision A United Voice to Create a World Without Skin Cancer. Mission To prevent skin cancer through education, advocacy, and raising awareness. Goals Educate and Engage Our Members • Inform and involve members with skin cancer prevention information, best practices, resources and research finding. Advocate • Advocate for the importance of skin cancer prevention and support prevention initiatives on the local, state, and national levels. Raise Public Awareness of Council • Speak as one voice with skin cancer prevention messages to represent the common views of NCSCP members. Expand Capacity • Increase membership and strengthen organizational structure to sustain and expand the NCSCP’s ability to improve effectiveness and services.
NCSCP Strategic Plan 2019 -2020
The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP) Strategic Plan serves as a road map and guides the NCSCP in accomplishing its goals. The Strategic Plan helps to measure how far the NCSCP has come in achieving strategic goals, and help us recognize where adjustments in approaches and programs must be made to achieve better results. The NCSCP Steering Committee provides direction to members in making progress toward the NCSCP’s goals and objectives. The Steering Committee reports annually to NCSCP members about the organization’s progress in achieving the plan. The NCSCP’s priorities may change due to organizational achievements, new opportunities and unexpected challenges. The NCSCP’s Strategic Plan is intended to serve not as a set of rigid requirements but rather as a flexible guide and tool that will evolve as the NCSCP moves with common direction in 2019 and beyond. The 4 goals, 11 objectives, and 30 strategies were adopted by the NCSCP members. An annual report is shared each spring to keep members apprised of progress in achieving the strategic plan. NCSCP members represent the nation’s premier researchers, clinicians and advocates for melanoma and skin cancer prevention. We convene biannually to continue our collaborative work to reduce the often devastating impact of skin cancer and melanoma.
Educate and Engage Our Members
Inform and involve members with skin cancer prevention information, best practices, resources and research findings. Objectives and Strategies: A. Foster an exchange of communication among members. 1. Conduct biannual membership meetings. 2. Regularly provide relevant communications to members. 3. Expand the NCSCP membership newsletter mailing list to include public followers. 4. Devote time for member sharing at biannual meetings. B. Regularly and easily share research data and statistics. 1. Invite experts in skin cancer prevention, researchers, and guest speakers to biannual meetings. 2. Establish efficient and effective venues for sharing research advancements and needs. C. Provide a structure for members to voice opinions and have influence on the direction of the NCSCP. 1. Survey membership after each biannual meeting to evaluate meeting effectiveness. 2. Identify membership needs and determine what is important and useful to them. 3. Provide a forum for members to submit feedback and recommendations.
D. Reinforce consistent skin cancer prevention messaging. 1. Increase consistency of member messaging. 2. Improve consistency of skin cancer facts and figures.
Advocate for the importance of skin cancer prevention and support prevention initiatives on the local, state, and national levels.
Objectives and Strategies:
A. Advance building relationships with public policy makers. 1. Visit and educate policy makers about the need to better inform the public on skin cancer prevention. 2. Recruit additional policy makers to become active advocates for skin cancer prevention. B. Actively pursue laws and regulations that eliminate skin cancer. 1. Proactively promote federal, state and local level indoor tanning legislation. 2. Educate policy makers about the need to ban indoor tanning. 3. Intensify messaging about policies concerning sun protection and intentional tanning. 4. Promote statewide policies to allow children to carry and apply sunscreen during school activities and in recreational camps.
Skin Cancer: Quick Facts More than 400,000 cases of skin cancer, about 6,000 of which are melanomas, are estimated to be related to indoor tanning in the U.S. each year. Treatment for skin cancer cost $8.1 billion each year in the United States.
Raise Public Awareness of Council
Speak as one voice to represent the common views of NCSCP members.
Objectives and Strategies:
A. Refine online presence. 1. Raise social media presence. 2. Develop social media content about NCSCP activities for use by members. 3. Improve maintenance of the NCSCP web site. B. Expand and refine campaign initiatives. 1. Increase media coverage for initiatives. 2. Increase public involvement and promotion. 3. Enhance and continuously update initiative publications and resources.
Skin Cancer: Quick Fact Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., with 5 million people treated each year.
Increase membership and strengthen organizational structure to sustain and expand the NCSCP’s ability to improve effectiveness and services.
Objectives and Strategies:
A. Strengthen awareness of the NCSCP brand and its value. 1. Solicit members to actively promote the NCSCP. 2. Increase the visibility of the NCSCP by seeking more opportunities for public appearances.
B. Actively pursue organizations that share the NCSCP vision. 1. Increase core membership. 2. Expand and strengthen general membership.
C. Organize and strengthen membership structure. 1. Establish membership expectations.
2. Create opportunities and resources to support common initiatives. 3. Improve membership involvement in leading and guiding initiatives and tasks.
Skin Cancer: Quick Fact Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer for female adolescents and young female adults 15 to 29 years old. Indoor tanning before age 24 increases one’s risk of developing basal cell carcinoma by age 50.
National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Members
Core Members American Academy of Dermatology American Cancer Society Melanoma Research Foundation The Skin Cancer Foundation
Advisory Members Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health U.S. Environmental Protection Agency U.S. Food and Drug Administration Federal Liaisons Federal Trade Commission National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of the Surgeon General U.S. Customs and Border Protection U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Weather Service U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services U.S. Dept. of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
General Members Aim At Melanoma American Academy of Pediatrics American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network American College of Mohs Surgery American Melanoma Foundation American Society for Dermatologic Surgery American Society for Mohs Surgery Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome Life Support Network Center for Healthy Maryland Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign Dermatology Nurses’ Association Enright Melanoma Foundation IMPACT Melanoma Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Foundation John Wayne Cancer Foundation Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America Live SunSmart Foundation Melanoma Research Alliance National Environmental Education Foundation Outrun the Sun Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation Prevent Cancer Foundation
Society for Pediatric Dermatology Society of Behavioral Medicine Sun Safety for Kids Women’s Dermatologic Society International Members Canadian Dermatology Association
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