Programs & Resources

Cancer Council Queensland offers a range of programs and resources designed to support you to reduce your cancer risk where you live, work, play and learn.

For more information, call Cancer Council 13 11 20 or email cancerprevention@cancerqld.org.au.

If you would like information about how to reduce your cancer risk, visit our Understanding Risk page

For information about detecting cancer early and national screening programs visit our Early Detection page.

National SunSmart Program

Skin cancer prevention

Since 1999, the National SunSmart Program has been recognising Queensland primary schools, OSHC (Outside School Hours Care) and early childhood centres who are leaders in helping to reduce the risk of skin cancer. Childhood sun exposure is an important contributing risk factor in the development of skin cancer later in life. Teaching sun safety practices to…

QUEST – Cancer Prevention Program

Did you know that at least one third of all cancer cases are preventable through healthy living?
Whether you are part of a school, early childhood centre, workplace or sports club, QUEST is here to help make healthy choices easy!
QUEST provides strategies, resources and ongoing support to promote health and wellbeing in your organisation.
Access our resource library to download practical tools to turn your ideas into action.

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Men’s Cancer Prevention

Did you know that over 6000 more men die of cancer every year in Australia compared to women? As men, we don't talk about our health enough and we especially don't talk about ways we can prevent cancer.
Find out ways you can reduce your cancer risk by checking out our helpful resources or get talking and share your story to motivate other men to improve their health.

Tackling Tobacco Queensland

Cancer Council Queensland’s Tackling Tobacco Queensland project aims to support and connect people working with socio-economically disadvantaged communities to address smoking through training, resources and networking opportunities.   The information and resources available on this page are designed to support social and community service sector staff and clients to quit smoking. Why socio-economically disadvantaged communities? Despite significant achievements in the reduction…

Healthy Educators’ Workshops

        Cancer Council Queensland and TUH Health Fund have jointly developed the Healthy Educators’ Program, which aims to advise Queensland educators on cancer prevention and healthy living through a series of educational workshops. It is the first program of its kind specifically targeting the health and wellbeing of Queensland educators, and is…

SunSmart Shade Initiative 2018

Cancer Council Queensland and the Queensland Department of Health ran the 2018 SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative. The Initiative provided 50 per cent matched funding up to $2000 for portable shade and up to $5000 for permanent shade for not-for-profit organisations that cater to children 0-18 years. All eligible not-for-profit organisations, for example schools, sporting clubs,…