AAD community outreach initiatives provide access to dermatologic care to local communities. These important programs help children learn about the importance of skin health, erect shade structures over outdoor areas such as playgrounds or recreational spaces, bring the messages of sun safety and the importance of skin health to the public, and more.
AAD Cares: Community Outreach Programs
The American Academy of Dermatology is committed to improving the lives and health of people across the country.
Learn how the AAD is building shade structures to protect kids from the damaging effects of the sun, educating children and adults about the importance of skin care, providing access to dermatologic care, and saving lives through free screenings to detect skin cancer early when it’s most treatable.
You can help provide access to dermatologic care to local communities.Donate now
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Your gift will be matched this #GivingTuesday! Thanks to the generosity of AAD member Franziska Ringpfeil, MD, FAAD, your donation will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $15,000. Make your gift this #GivingTuesday and your donation will go twice as far!
Camp Discovery provides children with chronic skin conditions a sense of community and fun.
Under the expert care of dermatologists and nurses, Camp Discovery offers campers the chance to spend a week with other young people who have similar skin conditions. At Camp Discovery, children make friends, find acceptance, and are free to be themselves.Learn more
Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™
Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ is a participant-driven fundraising event dedicated to raising awareness and funds for skin cancer prevention and detection initiatives.
Anyone can bring a hike to their local communities, or join an adventure hike. Support for this program helps build shade structures, provide free skin cancer screenings, and educate the public on the importance of skin cancer detection and prevention.Learn more
Skin health education for children
It’s important children learn the facts about common skin, hair, and nail conditions.
The Good Skin Knowledge youth education program provides free resources to educators to teach children about acne, skin health, and sun protection. The fun, easy-to-use lesson plans teach important lessons about skin health and help build self-confidence.Learn more
Caring for underserved communities
Access to specialty care is paramount in underserved communities.
By partnering with local community groups, skin cancer prevention and detection resources are shared with those that can be greatly affected. In addition, free skin cancer screenings performed by dermatologists offer potentially life-saving care.Learn more
Donate now to help provide access to dermatologic care to local communities