The Georgia Sunscreen Initiative

Due to our passion for public health, we became interested in preventative care for skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States, with melanoma being the deadliest type. After researching our skin cancer rates, we were shocked to learn that Georgia ranks in the highest tier for melanoma incidence in the United States according to the CDC.


In fact, Georgia ranks #6 in the nation, up from #11 in the CDC's previously published data.

Plan of Action

We have partnered with IMPACT Melanoma and BrightGuard, organizations whose missions are to significantly reduce skin cancer and sun damage by educating and supplying free, effective sunscreen solutions where people need it most. Together, we have formed the Georgia Sunscreen Initiative to install automatic sunscreen dispensers and reduce skin cancer within our community.


With YOUR help, we can make Georgia a worldwide leader in skin cancer prevention.





John Harvey MD, William J. Nixon MD, Patrick O'Neal MD, Ravi R. Patel MD, Rutledge Forney MD

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