National Psoriasis Foundation

Non-Profit Organization

Celebrating 50 years of patient support, advocacy, research funding, and education, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is the world’s leading nonprofit fighting for individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. NPF is on a continued mission to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and dramatically improve the lives of more than 8 million Americans affected by this chronic immune mediated disease. As part of that effort, the NPF created its Patient Navigation Center to offer personalized assistance to everyone impacted by psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. In addition, the NPF has funded more than $17 million in research grants and fellowships to date.

Latest by National Psoriasis Foundation

How to Build Your Psoriatic Disease Health Team

Here are the specialists you'll want in your life for your best chance at reducing or alleviating your psoriasis and psoriatic arthrtis symptoms.

Make Cooking Easier When You Have Psoriatic Arthritis

You don’t have to give up cooking with psoriatic arthritis. Here are helpful tips to make it less stressful on your joints.

How To Keep Your Hair Healthy With Psoriasis

Living with scalp psoriasis doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your hair. Medicated shampoos, medications, and laser therapy can keep your hair looking luscious.

Answers to Your Most Pressing Psoriatic Arthritis Questions

Rheumatologist Christopher Ritchlin, M.D., M.P.H, answers 5 common questions about psoriatic arthritis.

Be a Happy Traveler With Psoriasis

Make the most of your vacation or business trip by following this advice from dermatologists and others living with psoriatic disease.

Hitting the Bullseye With Your Psoriasis Treatment

The growing number of treatments available and increased understanding of the disease mean the goal of lesions covering less than 1 percent of the body could soon be achieved by everyone with psoriasis.

Pros and Cons of Teledermatology

There are now doctors who can diagnose and treat psoriasis via photographs sent by email or text — but is this as accurate as an in-person appointment?

How to Keep Yourself Well-Groomed With Psoriasis

Medical experts offer safe grooming tips for those with nail, scalp, and inverse psoriasis.

Bridging the Patient-Physician Divide

Psoriasis patients and their physicians need to communicate regularly and often so that treatment is tailored to a patient’s specific symptoms.

FAQs for People Living With Psoriasis

Here, we answer your questions on treatments, targets, and more.