NPF gears up for 15th Annual Capitol Hill Day

| Matthew Moran
On April 2, more than 30 NPF advocates will make their way to Washington, D.C., for our annual Capitol Hill Day. This is a unique opportunity for patient advocates and researchers to share their story with their elected officials and to garner support for initiatives that are critical to the health and well-being of the psoriatic disease community . It’s also the culmination of the NPF Advocacy team’s year-round efforts to improve access to care and promote federal research initiatives.
This year, NPF advocates will be asking members of the Senate and House of Representatives to:
  1. Support federal step therapy reform through bipartisan legislation to create guardrails around step therapy insurance policies.
  2. Support NPF’s request of $1 million in federal funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to explore the connection between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and other chronic conditions.
  3. Renew the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund, a non-profit research institute charged with studying the effectiveness of treatments and providing patients and doctors with the tools to choose the treatment that best manages their condition. 
Making our collective voices heard on Capitol Hill is a communitywide effort by advocates just like you. As an individual impacted by psoriatic disease, you have a unique story and perspective to share with your elected officials – and you can make a difference from wherever you are! 
This is why we hope you will join our Virtual Capitol Hill Day (just click “Going”). You’ll be able to connect with other advocates and receive updates about ways to make your voice heard on Capitol Hill. 
Keep up with our advocacy efforts by following us on Twitter @NPF and #NPFadvocacy or by signing up for our action alerts

Driving discovery, creating community

For more than 50 years, we’ve been driving efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected. But there’s still plenty to do! Learn how you can help our advocacy team shape the laws and policies that affect people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis – in your state and across the country. Help us raise funds to support research by joining Team NPF, where you can walk, run, cycle, play bingo or create your own fundraising event. If you or someone you love needs free, personalized support for living a healthier life with psoriatic disease, contact our Patient Navigation Center. And keep the National Psoriasis Foundation going strong by making a donation today. Together, we will find a cure.

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