Journal article

Slip! slop! slap! and SunSmart, 1980-2000: Skin cancer control and 20 years of population-based campaigning

M Montague, R Borland, C Sinclair

Health Education & Behavior | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2001


The Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria has been running sun protection programs for more than 20 years: Slip! Slop! Slap! from 1980 to 1988 and SunSmart from 1988 to the present. The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation has provided funding for the SunSmart program for the past 13 years. These programs have played an important role in changing the whole society's approach to the sun and have resulted in marked reductions in sun exposure. This article describes the social, political, economic, and organizational context within which these programs developed. Then 10 areas are discussed that illustrate a critical aspect of the development and implementation of this successful systemwide health p..

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