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The Wonders of Skin: Looking Good, Being Healthy: Skin Health Education Curriculum: Primary Level (Kindergarten - Grade 2)

American Skin Association & New York Academy of Medicine. (2010). The wonders of skin: Looking good, being healthy: Skin health education curriculum: Primary level (kindergarten - grade 2). New York, NY: American Skin Association, New York Academy of Medicine.

NYAM’s award-winning skin health program, developed in partnership with the American Skin Association, has been implemented in 23 states, reaching more than 5.6 million K-12 students across the country. NYAM provides each school with curriculum, staff development, consultation, and technical assistance. The curriculum includes lessons on the structure and function of skin, sun safety, acne, tattooing and body piercing, and skin disorders and diseases, as well as take-home materials for students, parents, and families. It is developmentally appropriate, skills-based, culturally sensitive, and aligns with national health education standards. Teacher training workshops conducted in collaboration with a local dermatologist prepare teachers to teach the curriculum as part of comprehensive health education.

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Reporters: to arrange interviews with NYAM medical and urban health experts, contact
Gina Ravosa, Director of Marketing & Communications

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NYAM Report - Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters in Daily Life

Drawing on the lessons of Superstorm Sandy, a new report from The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life,” presents an innovative set of recommendations to strengthen and connect formal and informal support systems to keep older adults safe during future disasters.

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NYAM Report - Achieving the Triple Aim in New York State: The Potential Role of Hospital Community Benefit

A new issue brief from NYAM, “Achieving the Triple Aim in New York State: the Potential Role of Hospital Community Benefit,” is the first in a series related to promoting a better understanding of Community Benefit in New York State and how it can advance population health.

NYAM commissioned an analysis of hospital community benefit investments by New York State hospitals. The new issue brief analyzes the reported expenditures of NYS hospitals in the categories of the IRS Schedule H report.

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