Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

Task Force

Task Force Mission

Welcome to the Skin Cancer Task Force page.

1) To increase awareness about sun safety and skin cancer prevention through community outreach and educational events.

2) To decrease rates of melanoma and keratinocyte carcinomas across the state of Colorado.

Task Force Action Plan

Meeting Information

This Task Force meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Use the button below to sign up for updates or contact the chairs using the buttons to the right, for more information.

Co-Chair Information

Robert P. Dellavalle, MD, PhD, MSPH, Co-Chair

Robert P. Dellavalle, MD, PhD, MSPH, Co-Chair

Professor of Dermatology and Public Health University of Colorado School of Medicine Colorado School of Public Health
Melissa Laughter, Co-Chair

Melissa Laughter, Co-Chair

Member Organizations

Behavioral Healthcare Inc
Clear Creek County Schools
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Dermatology Society
Colorado Melanoma Foundation
Denver Botanic Gardens
Frank Shorter Race4Kids
Kids Running America Organization
Klein Buendel
Melanoma Research Foundation
National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention
Rocky Mountain Sunscreen
St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Junction
Town of Silverthorne, Finance and Administrative Services Department
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Public Health
Veterans Affairs Hospital, Denver

Task Force Meeting Minutes

Social Media Messaging Toolkit

Helpful Articles

Skin Cancer Task Force Successes

CDC Success Story – Specialized Photography Promotes Sun Safety in Colorado

This year, we expect to staff over 15 community events! At these events, our team has conducted skin cancer checks, provided information on skin cancer prevention, distributed sunscreen, and educated participants through powerful images that instantly reveal areas of sun damage.