UV Protection:
Building a Healthy Community together makes healthier choice the easier choice by giving residents of Edson a host of healthy options that are affordable and accessible. Focusing on the community of Edson as a whole The Healthy Places Action Tool on Ultraviolet (UV) Protection is a tool used to gain a better understanding or “a snapshot” on the strengths, assets and areas for improvement for Edson residents to make healthier choices that promotes the reduction of ultraviolet (UV) radiation (sun) exposure through changing the physical environment. Examples include increasing the availability of shade structures in playgrounds, parks and at community events, adapting policies and funding and enhancing community awareness and knowledge of sun safety.

Cancer Screening:
Building a Healthy Community together makes healthier choice the easier choice by giving residents of Edson a host of healthy options that are affordable and accessible. Focusing on the community of Edson as a whole The Healthy Places Action Tool on Cancer Screening is a tool used to gain a better understanding or “a snapshot” on the strengths, assets and areas for improvement for Edson residents to make healthier choices that promotes cancer prevention and screening efforts in a variety of ways. Increasing accessible public transportation can remove physical environment barriers, changes in policy and funding can increase access to cancer screening, and increasing awareness of the benefits of and opportunities for cancer screening will encourage visiting cancer screening sites that support overall wellbeing in Edson.

Let’s Get Started: (takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete) Answer each statement by choosing the appropriate number in the response scale. If the question does not apply or is not relevant to our community, choose NA. Please provide any and all comments as well.

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* 1. Policy Environment-UV Protection

  Haven't started - the issue is not on the radar of decision makers Just started - there are good chances that a policy will be proposed or formulated on the issue On the road - a policy is being formulated, but it has not been finalized Nearly there - a policy already exists and is in effect We're there - the policy has been in place long enough to be evaluated and it achieved intended N/A
To what extent does our community encourage the adaptation of sun safety policies in community settings? For example, public buildings, schools or recreation settings.
To what extent does our community have a policy that promotes the use of sun protection for outdoor activities? For example, sunscreen, umbrellas, hats.
To what extent does our community have a policy that promotes sunscreen for free or at a reduced price?

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* 2. Physical Environment-UV Protection

  Elements not in place - none of the aspects or features being asked in the question are in place Few elements in place Some elements are in place Many elements are in place  All elements in place - all aspects or features are in place N/A - this question is not relevant or does not apply to our community
To what extent does our community provide shade structures or shade trees in public areas? For example, parks, picnic areas, playgrounds and sports fields.
To what extent does our community provide shade structures during events? For example, pop-up tents or umbrellas.

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* 3. Social Environment-UV Protection

  Elements not in place - none of the aspects or features being asked in the question are in place Few elements in place Some elements are in place Many elements are in place  All elements in place - all aspects or features are in place N/A - this question is not relevant or does not apply to our community
To what extent does our community work with local partners to develop and coordinate sun safety messaging?
To what extent does our community have partnerships with community organizations and sectors to implement sun safety campaigns?
To what extent does our community use a variety of media to raise awareness about sun safety? For example, internet, posters and social media.
To what extent does our community have campaign messages about UV exposure that targets specific populations? For example, children and youth, lighter skin people, and people with family history of skin cancer.
To what extent does our community have campaign messages about UV exposure that targets people who spend a lot of time outdoors? For example, outdoor workers, outdoor hobbies and youth summer organizations.
To what extent does our community display UV safety promotional materials throughout the community and during outdoor events?
To what extent does our community provide UV safety education? For example, topics on sunscreen use, sun protective clothing, time of day when UV is highest and cancer screening.

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* 4. Economic Environment-UV Protection

  Elements not in place - none of the aspects or features being asked in the question are in place Few elements in place Some elements are in place Many elements are in place  All elements in place - all aspects or features are in place N/A - this question is not relevant or does not apply to our community
To what extent does our community have free or at a reduced price, sunscreen available at outdoor events? For example, sunscreen dispensers.

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* 5. Policy Environment-Cancer Screening

  Haven't started - the issue is not on the radar of decision makers Just started - there are good chances that a policy will be proposed or formulated on the issue On the road - a policy is being formulated, but it has not been finalized Nearly there - a policy already exists and is in effect We're there - the policy has been in place long enough to be evaluated and it achieved intended N/A
To what extent does our community support cancer screening policies that improve cancer screening information? For example, support policies to ensure cancer screening communication, awareness and education is evidence based.
To what extent does our community support cancer screening policies that improve funding and resources to reduce financial barriers to cancer screening? For example, transportation, affordability and access. This could be done in partnership with a health system team.

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* 6. Physical Environment-Cancer Screening

  Elements not in place - none of the aspects or features being asked in the question are in place Few elements in place Some elements are in place Many elements are in place  All elements in place - all aspects or features are in place N/A - this question is not relevant or does not apply to our community
To what extent does our community have access to a cancer screening site in a clinic?
To what extent does our community have access to a mobile cancer screening site?
To what extent does our community have accessible public transportation to cancer screening programs? For example, ride share services.

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* 7. Social Environment-Cancer Screening

  Elements not in place - none of the aspects or features being asked in the question are in place Few elements in place Some elements are in place Many elements are in place  All elements in place - all aspects or features are in place N/A - this question is not relevant or does not apply to our community
To what extent does our community have public communication campaigns with cancer screening information?
To what extent does our community provide culturally appropriate messaging to increase cancer screening among minority groups and ethnic communities?
To what extent does our community promote awareness of the mobile cancer screening site?
To what extent does our community partner with community organizations and sectors to implement cancer screening campaigns?

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* 8. Economic Environment-Cancer Screening

  Elements not in place - none of the aspects or features being asked in the question are in place Few elements in place Some elements are in place Many elements are in place  All elements in place - all aspects or features are in place N/A - this question is not relevant or does not apply to our community
To what extent does our community link community members to local or provincial organizations and programs that provide reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs for attending cancer screening appointments? For example, transportation to the appointment and childcare during the appointment.

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* 9. Are there any strengths and assets, improvement/focus areas and/or opportunities for action that stood out to you during this survey (UV/Cancer Screening)?

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