The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), founded over 55 years ago, is now the leading patient advocacy group for the more than 8 million Americans living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis, once known just as a skin condition, is now known to be a chronic immune-mediated disease associated with inflammation throughout the body. In psoriasis, this inflammation can cause lesions on the skin, but is it also associated with swelling of the joints in psoriatic arthritis and several related conditions.
When the NPF was founded there were very few treatment options and little research being done on the disease. Since that time, several new classes of therapies have been created and new treatments are becoming available all the time. Because of this constantly changing landscape, and the NPF's mission to improve the lives of those affected by psoriatic disease, the continuing education of health care providers is essential.
Professional Members of NPF receive the most up-to-date information about psoriatic disease, from diagnosis and treatment to patient resources and access to health care. The Credly professional membership badge indicates a health care professional devoted to improving the management and care of those with psoriatic disease through continually expanding their knowledge.