Welcome to MACCS Health Services!
MACCS Health is an organization that provides a variety of health focused programs to schools and community based organizations servicing children. We are the provider of choice for several Charter schools in the Philadelphia area. Services can be provided on a full or part-time basis and contracts are tailored to fit your needs and your budget. Call for an appointment today.
“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” - A. J. Reb Materi
MACCS is pleased to be working with some of the strongest community institutions in the area. Our growing client roster continues to give us the opportunity to learn from collaboration.
Month of July: Health Observance Topic
UV Safety Month
June Observance 2015
Summer is finally here!! The pool is finally open!! With all the summer fun the risk of sun burn/poisoning for most children is increased - this is why July is also known as UV Safety Month. UV or Ultraviolet Rays are the main cause of sun burn, sun poisoning and skin cancer. According to HealthFinder.gov, Skin Cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States of America. "Each year, 5 million people are treated for skin cancer - one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a life time" (skincancer.org).
According to Skincancerprevention.org, there are preventative tips or habits a parent could enforce on their child to do to avoid the risk of exposure to skin cancer:
- Do not intentionally tan or burn
- Seek shade (the sun's rays are at its strongest between 10am and 4pm)
- Wear protective clothing
- Use extra caution near water, snow and sand
- Get Vitamin D Safely