The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.
Founded in 1966 from a tiny classified ad in a Portland, Oregon, newspaper, NPF has evolved to become the leading patient advocacy group for the more than 8 million Americans living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
As emerging research continues to demonstrate the serious, systemic effects of these chronic autoimmune diseases, our highest priority is to find a cure.
Our five-year strategic plan, which runs from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024, is driven by these goals:
- Lead collaborative, transformational research in psoriatic disease.
- Generate research resulting in higher numbers of patients in remission and identify tools to extend remission periods.
- Fund a diagnostic test for PsA that has broad clinical utility, with the test having been developed, tested and approved for use.
- Identify a reliable, predictive model for onset of psoriatic diseases, the potential relationship to co-morbid conditions and the best treatment practices for cure.
- Establish a multi‐institution, multi‐disciplinary, team‐based, virtual cluster whose stated aim is to identify an intervention that will prevent the onset of psoriatic disease.