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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 4.1 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.
Reporters: to arrange interviews with NYAM medical and urban health experts, contact
Abigail J. Franklin, Vice President for Development & Communications
(212) 822-7244 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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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