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Public health programs


Dermatologists care deeply about the effects that skin conditions have on their patients’ lives. That’s why they have helped develop these public health programs.

Apply for a shade structure grant

To protect children’s skin from the sun, the AAD offers grants to build permanent shade structures. Schools and non-profits can apply.

Share your skin cancer story

Stories have the power to change lives. Your firsthand account could help someone stop tanning or start protecting their skin from the sun.

Free resources to help raise awareness about skin cancer

These professional, dermatologist-approved handouts and videos make it easy to share tips. Use them to reach people in your community.

Camp Discovery: Where kids can be themselves

AAD’s signature summer camp offers children with chronic skin conditions a unique camp experience, complete with medical care. It’s free to attend.

Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ raises funds and awareness

This program offers you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet new people, and raise funds that can save lives. Find your hike.

Dermatologist-approved lesson plans, activities you can use

Free to everyone, these materials teach young people about common skin conditions, which can prevent misunderstanding and bullying.

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