Resources for Improving Patient Outcomes

Improving Patient Outcomes through Increased Awareness of Psoriasis as a Chronic Immune-Mediated Systemic Inflammatory Disease

In our nationwide community of 8 million people living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (PsA), far too many people lack access to the health care resources, information, and education they need.

In 2021, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) secured a substantial grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to create better health outcomes for all those impacted by psoriatic disease. How? Through education for health care providers, especially in underserved communities, and by delivering up-to-date information on the chronic, body-wide nature of psoriasis and PsA.

The CDC grant helps NPF improve the quality of life and lifespan for people living with psoriasis and PsA by funding health care provider and community education, especially in underserved communities.

Printable Resources

Psoriatic Disease Booklet

An overview of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.


Psoriasis Fact Sheet

Causes, types, diagnosis, and treatment of psoriasis.


Comorbidities Quick Guide

A comorbidity is a disease or condition that occurs because of or is related to a health condition you have, such as psoriasis.


Accessing Health Care for the Uninsured and Underinsured Quick Guide

Learn how you can access health care and your prescription treatments affordably.


Psoriasis & Skin of Color Fact Sheet

Psoriasis may look different on different skin types. On darker skin types, psoriasis may look salmon, dark brown, purple, or violet with grayish scale.


Emotional Impacts Quick Guide

Learn more about the emotional impacts of psoriatic disease and ways to improve your emotional well-being.


Media Resources

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Psoriasis and Skin of Color

See Dr. Tiffany Mayo, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Director of Clinical Research Unit with the University of Alabama at Birmingham present features of psoriasis in skin of color, challenges that impact diagnosis, treatment choices, and tips for caring for skin of color with psoriasis.

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Psoriatic Disease in Underserved Communities

Hear Dr. Tina Bhutani, M.D., MAS, assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco, discuss the  impacts psoriatic disease has on underserved minorities.

This project was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $X with X percentage funded by CDC/HHS and $XX amount and XX percentage funded by non-government source(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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