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 transformed August's annual Awareness Month into Psoriasis Action Month. Our goal was to help as many people as possible take an active role in managing and treating their disease!

August may be over, but you can take action all year long! Watch our video, which explains how to set treatment goals to achieve clear or almost clear skin. Then, take our quiz to test your knowledge. If you have questions about this treatment strategy, ask an NPF Patient Navigator.


Test your knowledge!

Take our quiz and receive an NPF journaling kit to help you set goals, track your symptoms and implement this strategy with your health care provider.



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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.

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Howard’s treatment story

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.

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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


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