Today, NPF advocacy is led by a team of government relations experts alongside passionate volunteer advocates.
We are backed by the combined expertise of the members of our medical board and the guidance of the internal and external stakeholders who dared to dream big in our five-year strategic plan.
Our advocacy team tracks and identifies state and federal opportunities to speak up on behalf of the over 8 million Americans with psoriatic disease. In conjunction with our medical board, we develop position statements that our staff and volunteers can take into meetings with policymakers. We work with various stakeholders, including government officials, insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and employers, to spread awareness about the day-to-day challenges of living with psoriatic disease and advocate on behalf of policy changes that eliminate access to care barriers.
To multiply our impact, we participate in multiple coalitions with other patient advocacy groups as well as non-traditional partners such as health insurers and employers. Additionally, NPF has a lengthy and productive history of working with experts at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Food and Drug Administration to advance research into psoriatic disease and spur the development of newer, targeted treatments.