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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
Abigail J. Franklin, Vice President for Development & Communications

(212) 822-7244 / afranklin@nyam.org

The 2013 Duncan Clark Lecture - The Affordable Care Act on the Verge of Final Success ... and a Nervous Breakdown

The 2013 Duncan Clark Lecture - The Affordable Care Act on the Verge of Final Success ... and a Nervous Breakdown

Featured Speaker: John E. McDonough, DPH, MPA, Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership 
Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health

December 9, 2013 - On December 2, 2013 NYAM welcomed Dr. John E. McDonough, one of the leading experts on health care reform in the United States, to deliver the 2013 Duncan Clark Lecture at NYAM on “The Affordable Care Act on the Verge of Final Success ... and a Nervous Breakdown.”
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NYAM Report - Federal Health Care Reform in New York State: A Population Health Perspective

The New York Academy of Medicine with support from the New York State Heath Foundation released a new report, Federal Health Care Reform in New York State: A Population Health Perspective.

This report identifies opportunities that build on both the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) and New York’s ongoing efforts toward improving the health of its 19 million residents.

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