Media Relations Toolkit

Stay up-to-date on hot topics with this quick reference tool.

Get ideas for media pitches and social media posts.

Review clear, consistent talking points on the skin, hair and nail topics most commonly requested by the media.

Access helpful information and background materials, including news releases, statistics and infographics.

The Academy provides journalists with referrals to members of the Media Expert Team, who participate in interviews to educate the public about skin, hair, and nails. Join the Media Expert Team to help raise the visibility of the specialty and the range of services that dermatologists provide, and to receive helpful resources for use in media interviews.

2018-2020 Key Messages:

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Suggested topic of the month


During the month of September, consider adapting the language below to promote dermatologic topics to your local media and your social media followers throughout the year.

September: Back to School
During back-to-school season, teenagers may be self-conscious if they have oily skin or acne; I can offer advice for managing these conditions. And if younger children pick up any pests from their classmates, I can provide tips for catching head lice early.