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Sun Safety:

Clinton County is joining communities across the nation in promoting sun safety by offering free sunscreen to its residents. 

In 2016, the Clinton County Health Department (CCHD) conducted a Sun Safety Survey to assess attitudes and practices of Clinton County residents toward common sun protection sunsafetymeasures and sunscreen usage.  Results indicated that less than one out of five residents always used sunscreen and less than one quarter of respondents practiced other safe behaviors, such as wearing hats and protective clothing while in the sun.  Looking to identify ways to change local behaviors, CCHD also inquired if residents would use sunscreen dispensers if they were available.  Nearly 60% of respondents stated they would, leading the Department to develop the Clinton County Sun Safety Initiative.  


Dispenser Locations:

Sunscreen dispensers offering FREE sunscreen are now available at 21 locations throughout Clinton County.  Dispensers are located at sites commonly used for outdoor recreation, including beaches, pools, parks and playgrounds throughout the County.  For a full listing, see Sunscreen Dispenser Sites in the sidebar.  To help keep the dispensers in good working order, a number of community partners have stepped up and volunteered to become dispenser stewards. 

The  Sun Safety Initiative is supported by an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award and Adirondack Health Institute's 2019 New York State Prevention Agenda Project funding.

 

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Further Reading

CDC Sun Safety

EPA Sun Safety

Impact Melanoma

Sunscreen Dispenser Sites


Contact Us
Clinton County Health Department 
Health Planning & Promotion Division 
(518) 565-4993

ATUPA

MENU
menu

Sun Safety:

Clinton County is joining communities across the nation in promoting sun safety by offering free sunscreen to its residents. 

In 2016, the Clinton County Health Department (CCHD) conducted a Sun Safety Survey to assess attitudes and practices of Clinton County residents toward common sun protection sunsafetymeasures and sunscreen usage.  Results indicated that less than one out of five residents always used sunscreen and less than one quarter of respondents practiced other safe behaviors, such as wearing hats and protective clothing while in the sun.  Looking to identify ways to change local behaviors, CCHD also inquired if residents would use sunscreen dispensers if they were available.  Nearly 60% of respondents stated they would, leading the Department to develop the Clinton County Sun Safety Initiative.  


Dispenser Locations:

Sunscreen dispensers offering FREE sunscreen are now available at 21 locations throughout Clinton County.  Dispensers are located at sites commonly used for outdoor recreation, including beaches, pools, parks and playgrounds throughout the County.  For a full listing, see Sunscreen Dispenser Sites in the sidebar.  To help keep the dispensers in good working order, a number of community partners have stepped up and volunteered to become dispenser stewards. 

The  Sun Safety Initiative is supported by an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award and Adirondack Health Institute's 2019 New York State Prevention Agenda Project funding.

 

INFO BAR


Further Reading

CDC Sun Safety

EPA Sun Safety

Impact Melanoma

Sunscreen Dispenser Sites


Contact Us
Clinton County Health Department 
Health Planning & Promotion Division 
(518) 565-4993

ATUPA