100 million Americans suffer from skin cancers, diseases and disorders
Founded in 1987, American Skin Association works to defeat melanoma and other serious forms of skin disease by...
- Advancing research
- Raising public awareness
- Championing good skin health - particularly among children
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Building a Bridge to Healthy Skin through Research and Education.
Give to ASA = Invest in the future
- Invest in scientific research to increase understanding of skin diseases and disorders.
- Invest in children's health through skin education.
Scientists & Research
2013 RFPs »
Grant applications for both targeted and general skin disease research are now being accepted in five areas – melanoma/skin cancer, psoriasis/inflammatory diseases, vitiligo/pigment cell biology, childhood diseases, and quality of life/health services/outcome studies.
Proposals are reviewed by the Medical Advisory Committee on the basis of scientific merit, relevance, and promise.
Educators & Schools
ASA's free education programs provide teachers and students with critical skills and information to maintain healthy skin.
The Wonders of Skin: Looking Good, Being Healthy offers comprehensive school-based instruction for Grades K-12.
The Skin You're In addresses topics of interest to preteens and young teens — acne, sun safety and atopic dermatitis.
The Wonders of SkinLibGuides Now Available! »
For over a decade, The Wonders of Skin has helped educators teach K-12 students critical skills about maintaining skin health. For the first time, The Wonders of Skin LibGuides, short for "Library Guides," are accessible to all.