Being an advocate simply means educating others about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, and helping to influence government policy that matters to people with psoriatic diseases. There are countless, simple ways to bring attention to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Your voice really can make a difference!
Let your elected officials know you want to work with them on issues that support people with psoriatic diseases.
Let them know where you stand on issues of importance to the psoriatic disease community.
Every elected official has a local office. This is a chance to reach your members of Congress on your home turf!
Submit a letter that should be in the news, like psoriasis! A letter to the editor is an effective way to raise awareness in your local community about psoriatic diseases.
Use social media to advance awareness about psoriasis. Send a Twitter message or post a "call to action" about psoriasis on your Facebook page. Social media is a great platform to thank your members of Congress for their support.
Use your smart phone or camera to record a testimonial about psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Post it on YouTube and send an e-mail or Twitter message to let people know about it.