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

  • Increase member engagement by recruiting and retaining 3-5 new physician champion members and 5-10 new medical student members, 5-10 community members (nonprofit, survivor,caregiver)
  • Continue work with legislature to increase restrictions on tanning laws
  • Sun Bus operations and sun damage screenings with the UV camera
  • Sun education programs in schools
    • Adapting remote learning initiatives

Meeting Information

This Task Force meets the 2nd Monday of the month from 12:15 – 1:15 PM MT. 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

Neil Box, PhD, Co-Chair

Neil Box, PhD, Co-Chair

Associate Professor Department of Dermatology Department of Epidemiology University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus President Colorado Melanoma Foundation
Madeline Adelman, MD, Co-Chair

Madeline Adelman, MD, Co-Chair

Dermatology Research Fellow University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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

Members of the Task Force participated in approximately 15 events throughout the year to provide education and awareness of the dangers of skin damage and risk of skin cancer from Ultraviolet rays.  The events that took place across the state ranged from public community events, employee conferences, school events, and fundraisers. At these events, task force volunteers also conducted skin cancer checks, provided information on skin cancer prevention, distributed sunscreen, and educated participants on effective methods of sun protection.

Social Media Messaging Toolkit

In the Media

Skin Cancer Task Force Current Work

Visit the Sun Safe Colorado Facebook page for current happenings.

Students from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Rocky Vista University volunteered with Dr. Robert Dellavalle, MD, PhD, MSPH at this year’s Mile Hi Veterans Community Health Fair. Over 50 people were evaluated for their skin concerns and had their picture taken with the UV Reveal Imager to detect hidden sun damage.

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.