The new media library will give health care providers innovative ways to learn about psoriatic disease, access resources, and receive continuing medical education.
Portland, Ore., November 15, 2021 - The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is committed to offering innovative ways for health care providers (HCPs) to stay up-to-date on the latest news and research related to psoriatic disease. As part of the NPF five-year strategic plan to improve health outcomes for all living with the disease, including improving physician awareness and education on optimal care, NPF is launching a new resource center for HCPs. This multimedia resource center will give HCPs more ways to access continuing medical education (CME) and other resources, by watching, listening, or reading and claiming CME credit while maintaining their daily routines.
The objective of the NPF CME program is to provide high-quality, mission-driven continuing and professional education with the goal of increasing practitioner knowledge, competence, and care of psoriatic disease. This includes focusing on comorbidities, pathophysiology, treatment options, clinical guidelines, and disease impact. In 2018, the NPF CME program received accreditation with commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. This accreditation demonstrates NPF leadership in delivering high-quality CME programs that meet rigorous standards for educational excellence and independence – placing NPF in an elite category, as few other patient advocacy organizations are accredited CME providers.
“NPF has a long history of providing innovative medical education that supports providers in improving the lives of those living with psoriatic disease,” said Stacie Bell, Ph.D., NPF Chief Scientific and Medical Officer. “We’re excited to evolve and enhance these efforts by offering modern ways for health care providers to learn about the disease, stay up-to-date on research and treatment advancements, and earn CME credit.”
The new resource center will contain a robust library of multimedia content for HCPs, including CME podcasts, webinars, and videos. NPF CME programs will continue to focus on increasing practitioner knowledge and overall competence in caring for those with psoriatic disease, while moving towards the goal of substantially increasing the number of people receiving appropriate treatment and improving health outcomes.
About the National Psoriasis Foundation
Serving the community of people impacted by psoriatic disease for more than 50 years with patient support, advocacy, research, education, and funding, the National Psoriasis Foundation is the leading nonprofit fighting for individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The mission of NPF is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and 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 the Patient Navigation Center to offer personalized assistance to everyone with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. In recent years, NPF has funded over $28 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