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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
Gina Ravosa, Director of Marketing & Communications

(212) 822-7285 / gravosa@nyam.org

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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