AADA meets with White House Cancer Moonshot team on skin cancer prevention policies
As a part of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness about skin cancer prevention, the AADA met with Anabella Aspiras, associate director of Cancer Moonshot Engagement, to discuss how the Academy can collaborate with the White House on reducing the rates of skin cancer nationwide.
At the meeting, AADA staff spoke about our SPOT Skin Cancer™ prevention program. During the meeting and afterward, AADA staff shared various policy priorities and public outreach programs to prevent and treat skin cancer including:
The Latino Outreach Program, which seeks to bring awareness, education, and skin cancer screenings to an underserved population of Latino outdoor workers.
The Shade Structure Grant Program, which awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun.
President Biden relaunched Cancer Moonshot with the goal of cutting cancer rates in half over the next 25 years and improving the lives of people at risk for cancer or living with cancer, and their families. The AADA will continue to engage with the White House on skin cancer prevention strategies and policies.