Vaseline Initiative Aims to Close Skin Heath Treatment Gap

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | Personnel/Company News , Acne , Atopic Dermatitis , Pediatric , Skin Care , Unilever/Dove

The Vaseline® Healing Project in partnership with non-profit Direct Relief is working to close the skin health treatment gap for Americans by providing skin care and training along with Vaseline® products and medical supplies for those with limited access.

The Vaseline® Healing Project traveled with actress and project advocate Viola Davis to her hometown of Central Falls, RI to host a one-day community health fair on October 8.

Five local dermatologists and health clinicians, including Vaseline® Healing Project advisory board member and board certified dermatologist Grace Bandow, MD, of Bristol, RI, treated hundreds of  residents during the one-day health clinic presented by The Vaseline® Healing Project. Residents were provided access to skin screenings and skin checks in addition to medical counsel and other medical services such as dental care, flu shots and screenings for blood pressure and glucose levels. The free community event also featured food, live entertainment and special exhibits from local businesses.

Throughout 2016, every Vaseline® lotion or jelly purchase (excluding lip tins) will support Direct Relief to deliver Vaseline® Jelly, medical supplies and dermatological care to people affected by poverty or emergencies up to a maximum of $1 million dollars.

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