Take action all through May against PsA!
On May 1, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) launched the first-ever “PsA Action Week.” During this week, we challenged you to take action to get control of your health and to live your best life possible!
Throughout the week, we shared stories about what it’s like to live with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), discussed the serious nature of the disease with Congress, and gave you educational resources to help you understand your risk and learn how to live, work and play with PsA.
PsA Action Week is over, but we still want the world to understand the impact of PsA and help those affected understand their symptoms, manage their physical and emotional health, find the right treatment strategy, and live a full, active life.
It’s still Arthritis Awareness Month. Let’s take some action!
Do you know the signs?
Could you be one of the approximately 30% people with psoriasis living with PsA? Studies show that delaying treatment for as little as 6 months can result in permanent joint damage. Take this simple quiz to see if you are at risk.
Living with PsA?
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R. Peter Bonafede, M.D., FACR
Learn more about PsA symptoms, treatment and disease management! Watch rheumatologist Dr. Bonafede of the Providence Arthritis Center at Providence Portland Medical Center share his insights about PsA and answer questions from our Facebook community.
Advocating for PsA - Join the Fight!
On Thursday, May 4, NPF held a briefing in Washington, D.C., to educate members of Congress and their staff about the serious nature of PsA. Attendees heard from patient advocate Sarah Truman, NPF president and CEO Randy Beranek, and NPF Medical Board member Evan Siegel, M.D., FACR, of Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates in Rockville, Maryland.
To learn more about how to become an advocate, please email Katie Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits of membership with NPF
Our monthly Psoriasis Advance and annual PsA Active magazines are just two of the many benefits of NPF membership. For as little as $35 annually, you can help fund research into psoriatic disease and receive the latest news about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
You'll get expert advice on managing symptoms, learn about the latest scientific discoveries and gain valuable lifestyle tips for home, work and on the go.