Patient Advocacy in the Spotlight: The National Psoriasis Foundation


Based in Portland, Oregon, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is the leading patient advocacy group for over 8 million Americans living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.  The NPF, who is celebrating 50 years of education, outreach, and advocacy, is the largest non-profit of its kind.  The organization has a simple mission, “to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected”.  As new research demonstrates the long-term effects of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, NPF’s number one goal is to find a cure.

Offering patients, caregivers, family members, medical professionals and support staff a variety of resources; NPF provides the latest news on psoriatic disease research, new treatment options, support groups/ events and volunteer opportunities. Additionally, NPF has a strong advocacy emphasis and works hard to improve legislation that provides better access to care.  Those affected by psoriatic disease are encouraged to contact the NPF Patient Navigation Center, or connect to the Foundation via their website or one of their social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook or Instagram).

Daavlin has long supported the NPF in its mission to find a cure, and though not a cure in and of itself, innovative phototherapy equipment helps bring relief to those living with psoriatic disease.  “Patients response to psoriasis treatments vary; therefore, it is critical that multiple treatment options are available, said Michael Siegel, Ph.D., senior vice president of research and clinical affairs, NPF. “Phototherapy is a safe and effective therapy that is an important part of the psoriasis treatment arsenal.”

Phototherapy is a safe, non-drug therapy that should be considered after topical therapies have failed, and Daavlin offers a wide variety units for in-office use, as well as units for home use with the latest safety features.  For more information about Daavlin phototherapy products contact us today at 800.322.8547 or