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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)

Mobilizing leadership in science and prevention for a healthier nation

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) oversees 12 core public health offices — including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — as well as 10 regional health offices across the nation and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees. 

 

A Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

Everyone Can Play a Role to Reduce Skin Cancer Infographic Thumbnail.The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer calls on partners in prevention across the nation to address skin cancer -- a major public health problem. Federal, state, tribal, local, and territorial governments; members of the business, health care, and education sectors; community, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations; and individuals and families are all essential partners in this effort. The goal of this document is to increase awareness of skin cancer and to call for actions to reduce its risk.

Find more information, as well as a link to the full report, here:

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calls/prevent-skin-cancer/index.html

 

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Content last reviewed on August 19, 2014