Cancer Prevention in Action (CPiA) adheres to all recommended and mandated safety guidelines as disclosed from the CDC, federal, state and local government to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.
Serving: Suffolk and Nassau Counties
Stony Brook Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention in Action Program (CPIA) works to support local cancer prevention interventions on Long Island. Our goals are to decrease exposure to ultraviolet radiation, promote sun safety and implement sun safe policies, and increase awareness of HPV vaccination in order to reduce the risk of cancer in our community.
Meet Our Team
Health Education Specialist
Contact the CPiA team at Stony Brook Cancer Center to learn how you can take action against cancer in our community.
In collaboration with Stony Brook Cancer Center’s Office of Community Outreach & Engagement, we are committed to reducing the cancer burden and disparities in our local community of Suffolk & Nassau counties.
Please visit https://cancer.stonybrookmedicine.edu/CancerResearch/COE to learn more.
Stony Brook Cancer Center Takes Action Against Cancer through:
Raising awareness about the importance of practicing sun safety and the dangers of indoor tanning.
- Free educational workshops on skin cancer prevention and sun safety, customized to meet the needs of your organization.
- Free education and informational materials for teens and young adults on the dangers of indoor tanning.
- Free suns safety educational activities for students, campers, and other children’s groups.
- Promote your organization in local and social media as a positive example of skin cancer prevention in the community.
- Free skin cancer prevention graphics for your organization’s social media platforms and website.
- Promote sun safety at a community event and provide free sun scree or other sun safety materials.
- Free educational materials on skin cancer prevention topics translated into Spanish.
Helping community partners adopt and implement their own policies to aid in the prevention of skin cancer.
- Support your organization to implement sun safety policy to help reduce the risk of skin cancer for your staff and patrons.
- Assist your organization to draft a sun safety policy based on best practices in skin cancer prevention research and specific to your organizational needs.
- Provide free sunscreen, shade structures, and/or other sun safety materials to implement your sun safety policy.
- Lead free staff training or student/camper education on your organization’s new sun safety policy and the importance of skin cancer prevention.
- Promote your organization and policy in local media, social media, and paid media advertisements as a positive example of skin cancer prevention in the community.
Educating the public about the importance of the HPV vaccine as an effective method of cancer prevention.
- Free educational workshops on HPV and the vaccine, customized to meet the needs of your organization.
- Lead free HPV vaccine training sessions for health care providers, dental providers, medical, dental students, and nursing students, health educators, school-based health centers, and other health & wellness organizations.
- Free informational materials on HPV cancers and the HPV vaccine.
- Free educational flyers, posters, and rack cards for health care centers and health organizations to promote the HPV vaccine to patients.
- Promote the HPV vaccine to parents, teens, and young adults and provide the facts on vaccine safety and effectiveness in preventing six types of cancer.
- Promote your organization in local and social media as a positive example of HPV vaccine promotion in the community.
- Free HPV vaccine promotion graphics for your organization’s social media platforms and website.
- Free educational materials on the HPV vaccine translated into Spanish.
- Provide resources to where children and young adults can receive their vaccine locally, and how to afford the vaccine if uninsured.
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Stony Brook, 11794
ph: (631) 601-3720
Health Education Specialist