Educational or Curriculum

Project Students are Sun Safe (SASS)

Initiative Description: A University Student-Delivered Skin Cancer Prevention Program for Schools. The intervention lasts between 50–65 min and consists of a 25-min PowerPoint presentation and three interactive activities that reinforce main concepts in the presentation and target components of the HBM. The PowerPoint presentation covers basic epidemiology, skin structure, types of skin cancer, UVR, sun protection strategies, and tanning consequences. To target perceived susceptibility, the presentation includes a video testimonial of an 11-year-old survivor of melanoma.

Study Results: Increased sun protection knowledge and attitudes.

Reference: Davis, R., Loescher, L. J., Rogers, J., Spartonos, D., Snyder, A., Koch, S., & Harris, R. B. (2015). Evaluation of project Students are Sun Safe (SASS): A university student delivered skin cancer prevention program for schools. Journal of Cancer Education, 30(4), 736–742.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good