Psoriasis Action Month – Set Goals, Take Control
Twenty years ago, NPF hosted the first Psoriasis Awareness Month to educate the public about a condition that was often misunderstood and stigmatized.
Since then, NPF has made great strides in increasing awareness about psoriatic disease. We’ve also seen tremendous advancement in the number of treatment options available for people living with psoriasis. Now, more than ever, it’s easier to treat psoriasis — and the results can be life-changing!
That’s why NPF is transforming our annual Awareness Month to Psoriasis Action Month. We want as many people as possible to take an active role in managing and treating their disease! Throughout August, we’ll arm you with tools to take action by setting goals, tracking your symptoms and talking to your health care provider about developing the best treatment plan for you.
To start, test your knowledge on psoriasis treatment options. Check back frequently, as we’ll be introducing new activities throughout the month!
What’s your psoriasis treatment IQ?
The first step to taking control of your psoriasis is understanding all the treatment options available to you. How well do you know your options? Test your knowledge and receive an NPF journaling kit!
An introduction to psoriasis treatment goals
When you begin a new treatment, it can be tough to know what to expect. How long before it starts to work? How much improvement can you hope to see? Join dermatologist and NPF Medical Board member April Armstrong, M.D., MPH, for an interactive conversation about setting treatment goals.
Howard’s treatment story
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 | 2:30 p.m. Eastern / 11:30 a.m. Pacific
Developing an effective treatment plan requires teamwork between doctors and their patients. Join NPF volunteer Howard Chang, who has lived with severe psoriasis for more than 35 years, and his dermatologist, Emanual Maverakis, M.D., to learn how the two have worked together to create a treatment strategy aimed at meeting Howard’s goals.
NPF’s Government Relations and Advocacy team has decades of experience driving policy change to improve patient health outcomes for those living with psoriatic disease – but we can’t do it alone! Join us today and help us stimulate research into psoriatic disease and advance legislation that improves access to treatments and health care providers! To learn more about how to become an advocate, please email Katie Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our quarterly Psoriasis Advance magazines is just one 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.