NPF In Your Area: Northern California Division

Psoriasis can be painful, disabling, uncomfortable and embarrassing. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis impact the lives of approximately 351,000 people in Northern California have psoriasis and up to 105,000 have psoriatic arthritis. For these Californians and everyone else across the U.S. struggling with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, we must find a cure.

The priority of the National Psoriasis Foundation Northern California Division is to give people the information and services they need to take control of their psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis, while increasing research to find a cure. If you or someone you love is affected by psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, join us to stop these devastating diseases.


Important News:

The Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Meet-Up Group is Back!

Thank you to all who took part in the first meeting of the re-established Psoriasis Meet-Up Group, which took place on World Psoriasis Day.

All ages are welcome to join us for this next meeting where you can meet with adults, kids and families living with psoriatic diseases. This event will provide a place to connect with others, share your story, learn about resources and talk to University of California San Francisco (UCSF) psoriasis experts.

Date:
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time:
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Place:
James Rolph Clubhouse, Portrero & Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
RSVP:
norcal@psoriasis.org or 800.723.9166, ext. 554
 
Light refreshments provided. It's a Potluck! If you'd like bring your favorite health dish to share.

Questions? Contact Sonia Kalil at skalil@psoriasis.org.


Committee Corners

Walk to Cure Psoriasis in San Francisco

When:
Saturday, May 17, 2014
When:
Gather in Justin Herman Plaza
Walk along the Embarcadero [ map ]
How:
Learn more and register today »

Do you know an outstanding kid impacted by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis? Nominate them to become a Youth Ambassador for the Walk to Cure Psoriasis in San Francisco. Learn more and apply now »

Advocacy

  • Join us for a meeting with Senator Barbara Boxer's office in Oakland on Monday, March 31st. We'll be asking Senator Boxer to sponsor the Patient's Access to Treatment Act and increase funding for psoriatic disease research.  You can help by coming to the meeting and telling your story as a patient, caregiver, or health care provider. For more informaiton or to RSVP, email norcal@psoriasis.org or call 800.723.9166 ext. 554
  • Thank you to the office of Congresman George Miller who most recently meet with us to discuss the National Psoriasis Foundation's important legislative priorities.
     
  • You can help get the Patient's Access to Treatment Act endorsed by all Members of Congress in Northern California. Identify your congressional representative and contact Fred Finkelstein about scheduling a meeting with them.

Outreach

The CONNECT kit is the National Psoriasis Foundation's newest tool for health care providers to help them best care for their patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Bring the CONNECT Flyer to your doctor's office and make sure they have access to the latest research, treatments, and resources for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Contact Rose Steward for more information.

Marketing and Public Relations

Do you have an inspiring accomplishment that you've achieved in spite of your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis? Share your personal story of overcoming the struggles of living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to Deanna Alarcon.

Be a Volunteer

Interested in getting involved with the National Psoriasis Foundation? We could use your help as we work on local projects to increase psoriasis awareness, support patients and their caregivers, and ensure continued progress towards a cure.

Ready to change lives? Email norcal@psoriasis.org, call 800.723.9166, ext. 554, or complete this short survey to let us know your specific interests.

Make a Donation

Support the Northern California Division with a donation. Your generosity will help us improve the lives of the thousands of Californians living with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis.

Donate to Northern California

Contact Us

Sonia Kalil

Community Development Manager
Northern California Division
800.723-9166, ext. 554
skalil@psoriasis.org