Purpose:

To reduce skin cancer burden in Queensland through prevention and early detection.

Objectives:

  • To provide a forum to: share research findings to inform skin cancer prevention and early detection policy and program directions;
  • share information regarding policy and programs being developed or implemented by member organisations;
  • identify policy and/or program gaps for priority populations and/or key settings and opportunities to address these;
  • proactively engage with industry partners;
  • enable member organisations to work collaboratively where appropriate to maximise the collective impact of skin cancer prevention and early detection policy and program delivery;
  • embed research or evaluation mechanisms in policy directions and programs delivered by member organisations;
  • communicate evaluation measures and outcomes for policy and program initiatives; and initiate and support advocacy efforts to prioritise investment in skin cancer prevention.

Who’s involved:

Academic and Research SectorGovernment SectorClinicians and Professional Representative OrganisationsNot for Profit and Education, Advocacy and Patient Support Organisations
QIMR BerghoferOffice of Industrial RelationsAustralian College of DermatologistsDanger Sun Overhead Program
The University of QueenslandDepartment of EducationSkin Cancer College of AustralasiaMelanoma Patients Australia
James Cook UniversityQueensland Catholic Education CommissionRoyal Australian College of General PractitionersMelanoma Awareness Foundation
Griffith UniversityIndependent Schools QueenslandAustralian College of Rural and Remote MedicineCancer Council Queensland
Australian Skin & Skin Cancer Research CentreDepartment of Health, Preventive Health BranchMetro South HHSExcite Science
Queensland University of TechnologyDepartment of Health, Strategic Communication BranchMetro North HHSBakslap
University of Southern Queensland  Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport 

This collaborative has an open membership with current representation from academic and research sectors, clinician focused professional organisations, public health, government departments, non-government organisations, patient support organisations.

It is currently led by Professor Monika Janda and Professor Rachel Neale, and coordinated through the Preventive Health Branch, in the Prevention Division of Queensland Health.

Please direct enquiries to Katrina Crompton (katrina.crompton@health.qld.gov.au).