In a concerted effort to improve skin health in the community, we undertake a vigorous public education program. This includes the provision of these online information resources, patient information sessions, campaigns and activities aimed at raising public awareness particularly of skin health. The Foundation also works closely with a range of patient support groups offering them support and other resources to assist.
The Foundation continues to develop and deliver these diverse online education resources and programs. We hope you find the following information helpful.
Any information provided is not to be construed as providing medical advice and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have any concerns, you should consult your GP or a dermatologist.
Healthy Skin Guide
The Healthy Skin Guide has been designed as an online reference to build a better understanding of healthy skin.
In a concerted effort to improve skin health in the community, the Foundation undertakes a vigorous public education program. This includes patient information sessions, and activities aimed at raising public awareness particularly with respect to skin cancer & melanoma. The Foundation also works closely with a range of patient support groups offering them support and other resources to assist.
Public Education Seminars
During the past year, we have hosted public education seminars on psoriasis, vitiligo and Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).
Patients, families and carers attending these seminars can hear from medical specialists, psychologists and other health care professionals working in these areas as well as representatives from patient support groups. The sessions have proved to be popular, and have been live webcast and recorded for those unable to attend. This has been especially useful for those living interstate or remotely.
The Foundation continues to work closely with a number of patient support groups, offering them support and other resources to assist them.
At our annual national Healthy Skin Awards, we celebrate the amazing achievements of individuals and organisations who raise awareness and promote healthy skin practices across Australia. The calibre and range of nominations received shows that individuals and organisations recognise the importance of skin health in their workplace and the community.
Healthy Skin Awards
Fundraising & Campaigns
The Melanoma March Melbourne sees the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc working closely with the Melanoma Institute of Australia (MIA) to raise funds for national research projects on melanoma. In recent years, the March has raised funds for the Big Data for Melanoma project. Participating melanoma centres around the country will link databases, for the first time, bringing together the key information about the treatment of their patients on a national scale.
This world-leading project will feature an online platform, designed to engage with melanoma care wherever it takes place. The project will ultimately transform the way patients are treated by shining a research light on melanoma care.
The March also provided an opportunity for marchers to raise melanoma awareness and to remember loved ones lost or support those fighting melanoma.