Summer safety: Reduce your risk of skin cancer

Tune in to a Work Stride webinar for tips—and make sure your sunscreen is doing what it's supposed to

Illustration showing three hands holding up tubes of sunscreen with varying SPFs


As you head outside for summer fun, don't forget to take good care of your skin. The Johns Hopkins Work Stride: Cancer Prevention, Navigation, and Support program shares tips for recognizing melanoma and reducing the risk of cancer here.

If you are interested in discovering ways to prevent skin cancer—or are dealing with a cancer diagnosis for you or a loved one—Work Stride can help. Completely confidential and free to all Johns Hopkins employees, Work Stride provides cancer-prevention strategies, support, and navigation to all who need it. Visit the Benefits & Worklife website to learn more, or contact a Work Stride nurse navigator by calling 844-446-6229 or emailing

Work Stride webinar: Sun & Skin Cancer Awareness

Join Work Stride's live Sun & Skin Cancer Awareness webinar at noon on Thursday, July 20, to learn how you can reduce your risk for melanoma and other skin cancers, the most commonly diagnosed type of cancers in the U.S. Oncology nurse navigator Rose Wolfe will discuss the small steps you can take to reduce your risk, how to get screened, and how the Johns Hopkins Work Stride program can help you and your family. Register here.

What you should know about sunscreen

Staying protected and safe from the sun's harmful rays isn't as straightforward as it should be, especially because many sunscreens aren't offering adequate protection. Johns Hopkins' partners at have provided a comprehensive article and review of kids' sunscreen products for parents and caregivers to reference this summer.

Did you know that sunscreen and other SPF products are eligible expenses for health savings accounts (HSA) and health care flexible spending accounts (FSA)? Find out which ones are eligible here.

Additional well-being resources

Visit the JHU Healthy at Hopkins website for information on the many benefits and resources available to support you holistically in your wellness journey. The offerings there are organized around four primary pillars of well-being: physical, emotional, social, and financial.

In addition, the Workshops & Webinars page of the Benefits & Worklife website offers an array of live and on-demand workshops for your own personal development or a department event.

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