The NSW Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy 2023-2030 is developed by the Cancer Institute NSW in partnership with 20 organisations and experts across health, education, industry, sport and recreation, and 600 community members.
Sports Medicine Australia sits on the NSW Skin Cancer Working Group (Sport and Recreation), providing updates on SMA’s heat-related policies and guidelines. Cancer Institute NSW recognises SMA as a partner organisation who helped develop this strategy.
SMA Education & Training Manager, Mitch Jarvis, said:
“Sports Medicine Australia is proud to have played its part in establishing the NSW Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy (2023-2030). Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer worldwide, with this form of cancer affecting younger people within the community.
“As Australia’s leading Sports Medicine authority, we advocate safe participation in sport, exercise and physical activity which extends to ensuring that those participating in outdoor settings are doing all they can to prevent overexposure to ultraviolet radiation.
“This strategy aims to ensure skin cancer initiatives become part of our routine throughout the community and as a partnering organisation, SMA is thrilled to endorse this policy”.