Summit County Healthy Altitudes Skin Cancer Awareness Program

The centerpiece of this program will involve public screenings of the documentary movie More Than Skin Deep: Skin Cancer in America. These movie screenings will take place at the 3 branches of the Summit County Library System. Screenings will be followed by a short presentation by health 12s from the Summit County Health Department, a brief introduction to health resources available to the public via Med line Plus using as an example, its information page on skin cancer,, and a distribution to the audience of skin cancer screening cards. Skin cancer self-exam cards will be procured from the Skin Cancer Foundation Store in both English and Spanish versions and include a step-by-step self-exam pictorial guide on the front of the card and the ABC2's of Melanoma with color photographs for each of the A-8-C-D-E criteria. All participants will receive a one-page handout with instructions for obtaining the following health resource links. The hand-out will be published in English and Spanish versions, as a significant number of the local population are Hispanics working in outdoor jobs. Links to Spanish language resources will be provided where available on the Spanish version. The same links will be published on a library webpage, and the handouts will remain available in all 3 of the library's branches, plus the bookmobile as well as in Summit County's 3 Health department locations. We will seek a local retailer partner or vendor to provide free sunscreen samples which will be distributed at the end of the program. The program will conclude by asking participants to complete a brief survey using the tool. The library will use its 12 Chrome Books, which were recently gifted by the local Park City Hospital, to assist patrons in completing the surveys. Paper surveys will also be available for those not wishing to complete the survey on line.

Project Details

Organization Name

Summit County Library

Organization Type
Public library
Project Lead


Start Date
May 1, 2018
End Date
January 25, 2019
Funding Amount
General Public