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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The Wonders of Skin

The Seven Principles for a Life Course of Healthy Skin

As champions of skin health, ASA strives to educate children and teenagers on its importance. Through ASA’s Education Council, the organization has developed an invaluable tool for people of all ages to protect their health and quality of life, now and in the future. Learn the Seven Principles »

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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.

2023 Grant Applications Open

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ASA 2023 funding opportunities to support top researchers and physicians dedicated to the field of dermatology are now available. Over 35 years we have funded hundreds of grants resulting in critical dermatological discoveries and broadening understanding and increasing knowledge of skin diseases.

Proposals are reviewed by the Medical Advisory Committee on the basis of scientific merit, relevance, and promise.


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