Support Organizations
Daavlin created a list of organizations and programs who can provide patients and their families with more information about and support services for psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema/atopic dermatitis, and scleroderma, among others.

American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) membership of nearly 21,000 includes virtually all of the dermatologists practicing in the United States. The AAD website allows patients to search for and learn more about dermatologists in their area. It also offers information and resources for both children and adults regarding a
Read More

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is a national nonprofit agency that is “dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering.” The website offers patient information on more than 60 autoimmune diseases (including psoriasis). Patients may also request additional information and link to other relevant
Read More

American Skin Association​

Founded in 1987, the American Skin Association (ASA) is the only volunteer-led health organization committed to “saving lives and alleviating human suffering caused by the full spectrum of skin disorders.” The ASA pursues this goal through a variety of programs and activities, including a number of educational initiatives to raise
Read More

Dermatology Foundation

For nearly 60 years, the Dermatology Foundation has invested in groundbreaking research leading to new knowledge, treatments, and cures. In 2021, the Foundation continued its investment and awarded over $2.7 million in research funding. This accomplishment is made possible with the ongoing support of our dedicated members and friends. Their generosity sustains
Read More

Dermatology Nurses’ Association​

The Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA) is a professional nursing organization that was established in 1981. Its mission is to “develop and promote education and nursing leadership in dermatologic care.” The Web site offers information for nurses, continuing-education and certification opportunities, a forum for discussion, lists of important events and career
Read More

International Psoriasis Council

The International Psoriasis Council (IPC), founded by Steve Wiseman, a person living with psoriasis, is an organization that seeks to unite psoriasis patients across the world. The website includes an overview of psoriasis and its treatments, an up-to-date “News” section with the latest research, as well as links to other
Read More

MEDLINEplus

MEDLINEplus offers health information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. It contains extensive health-related information from the National Institutes of Health and other reliable sources on more than 600 diseases and conditions. The website also provides lists of hospitals and physicians, a searchable medical dictionary,
Read More

National Eczema Society

The National Eczema Society is a UK-based organization dedicated to the needs of people with eczema, dermatitis and sensitive skin. The society provides a comprehensive information and advice service, an extensive network of local contacts, an expanding network of local support, funds for research and a campaigning voice on behalf
Read More

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is a government agency that supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis, musculoskeletal, and skin diseases. NIAMS also sponsors the training of basic and clinical scientists to perform this research, and offers information on the progress
Read More

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) serve as the “steward of medical and behavioral research for the nation.” The NIH advances its mission—to uncover information that will ultimately improve the health of everyone—by conducting research in laboratories at its institutes; supporting research at colleges, universities, medical schools, and hospitals; sponsoring
Read More

National Psoriasis Foundation​

Since 1968, the National Psoriasis Foundation has been the nation’s leading nonprofit organization serving people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, providing a voice for all who are affected by these diseases. The Web site offers extensive information about psoriasis, including treatment options, research, news updates, and links to important resources.
Read More

National Women’s Health Resource Center​

Since the late 1980s, the National Women’s Health Resource Center, Inc. (NWHRC) has helped millions of women educate themselves about the health topics that concern them the most. The non-profit organization, dedicated to helping women make informed decisions about their health, encourages women to embrace healthy lifestyles to promote wellness
Read More

Photodermatology (Photomedicine)Society

The photodermatology Society’s (formerly photomedicine) goal is to promote a better understanding of light in health and disease. With a mission to promote excellence in clinical care and advance innovation in light-based therapies. Visit Site
Read More

US Food and Drug Administration​

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the government agency responsible for protecting the public health by “assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.” The FDA is also involved in finding ways
Read More

Vitiligo Support International​

A nonprofit, tax exempt organization, with more than 35,000 registered members. Vitiligo Support promotes awareness and education about vitiligo, provides information and interaction to people living with vitiligo, advocates on behalf of vitiligo patients, and strives to encourage and support medical research to find better treatments and a cure for vitiligo. On Vitiligo
Read More

WebMD​

WebMD is the leading online resource for consumer healthcare information, attracting more than 20 million visitors each month. Its aim is to help people play an active role in managing their own health by providing “trustworthy, credible, and timely health information.” WebMD offers news, support groups, and interactive tools for
Read More