Be Sun Smart® and Live in a Sun Wise Community

A SunWise Community seeks to reach more people with sun safety messages by coordinating and promoting the use of SunWise educational activities in school classrooms, informal education venues such as science and children’s museums and other community-based programs. The idea is to reinforce sun safety messages throughout the community—not just in K-8 classrooms—to get people to change their behavior when it comes to protecting themselves from the harmful health effects of UV exposure.

Learn about sun safety in your community and resources to help you spread the word.
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Where you live

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SunWise Communities

Resources for communities

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Learn how your school can become SunWise.
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Program summary

Background information

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Tools available

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Program evaluation

Resources for educators

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Educator survey