NPF and MyHealthTeams partner to create a dynamic online community for the over 8 million individuals in the U.S. living with psoriatic disease.
Portland, Oregon – August 18, 2020
The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) was founded over 50 years ago by a small community of people experiencing psoriasis. Today, NPF’s community has grown exponentially, as the organization represents all people impacted by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA).
To continue to expand its community, NPF is excited to announce its partnership with MyHealthTeams, the creator of the largest and fastest-growing social networks specifically tailored to people who face chronic health conditions. Through this partnership, NPF can offer MyPsoriasisTeam to the psoriatic disease community.
“NPF has long represented and supported the millions of people in the U.S. and worldwide who live with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis,” said Randy Beranek, President and CEO of the National Psoriasis Foundation. “With this new partnership, we are proud to offer our community another way to connect and stay informed, all in the hopes that people are empowered to live their healthiest lives with psoriatic disease.”
MyPsoriasisTeam is the official online community of NPF. Over 80,000 people with psoriasis or PsA already use MyPsoriasisTeams to find people to connect with and support and information to help them live their best lives with psoriatic disease.
Launched in 2015, MyPsoriasisTeam is a free, password-protected and monitored social network. Members use its mobile and web apps to ask questions, get answers and share conversation with other people just like them who understand the challenges of living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
“The National Psoriasis Foundation is on the forefront of engaging and empowering patients and their families – wherever they are, whenever they need it,” said Eric Peacock, cofounder and CEO of MyHealthTeams. “Together, we will reach more people impacted by psoriatic disease and empower them with the information and social support they need to thrive.”
MyHealthTeams believes that if you are diagnosed with a chronic condition, it should be easy to find and connect with others like you. MyHealthTeams creates social networks for people living with a chronic health condition. Millions of people have joined one of the company’s 37 highly engaged communities focusing on the following conditions: Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, fibromyalgia, pulmonary hypertension, spondylitis, eczema, myeloma, hyperhidrosis, vitiligo, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, leukemia, lymphoma, irritable bowel syndrome, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, hemophilia, hidradenitis suppurativa, depression, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, myeloproliferative neoplasms, osteoporosis, spinal muscular atrophy, COPD, chronic pain, migraines, narcolepsy, food allergies, obesity, HIV, PCOS, endometriosis, breast cancer and autism. MyHealthTeams’ social networks are available in 13 countries.
About the National Psoriasis Foundation
Serving its community through more than 50 years of patient support, advocacy, research, education and funding, NPF, is the world’s leading nonprofit fighting for individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The NPF mission is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and dramatically improve the lives of more than 8 million individuals in the United States affected by this chronic immune-mediated disease. As part of that effort, NPF created its Patient Navigation Center to offer personalized assistance to everyone with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. To date, NPF has funded more than $24 million in research grants and fellowships that help drive discoveries that may lead to more and better treatments and ultimately a cure. Learn more at psoriasis.org.