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The Wonders of Skin: Looking Good, Being Healthy: Skin Health Education Curriculum: Upper Elementary (Grades 3-5)

American Skin Association & New York Academy of Medicine. (2010). The Wonders of Skin: Looking Good, Being Healthy: Skin health education curriculum: Upper elementary (grades 3-5). New York, NY: American Skin Association, The New York Academy of Medicine.

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) in partnership with the American Skin Association is continuing the national dissemination of The Wonders of Skin: Looking Good, Being Healthy program by providing curriculum, staff development, consultation, and technical assistance to 50 sites and over 5.6 million students throughout the United States. 

The curriculum includes K-12 lessons on the structure and function of skin, sun safety, acne, tattooing and body piercing, and skin disorders and diseases. It is developmentally appropriate, skills-based, culturally sensitive, and aligns with national health education standards.  Teacher training workshops are designed to prepare teachers to teach the curriculum as part of comprehensive health education. 

The curriculum also includes take-home materials for students, parents and families that link to, reinforce and expand the lessons that students receive in the classroom, help parents understand key skin health messages, and provide opportunities to support student learning at home.  Primary and upper elementary students receive eight page workbooks with interactive stories, experiments, and family activities to promote skin health.  Middle and high school students receive interactive magazines that include project-based learning and family involvement activities.

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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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