what we stand for
We stand for cooperation & action at all levels.
We advocate for targeted interventions to address the impact of psoriasis at ALL levels – individual, community, governmental and societal.
Individual: Empower individuals to learn about psoriasis and motivate behavioral change in their communities.
Community: Promote initiatives that take an integrated approach to psoriasis and frame the disease as a critical element of national, regional, and global NCD policy plans.
Societal: Promote the establishment of partnerships that deliver greater patient benefits and patient support, including the improvement of:
Cross-sectoral communication channels,
Public-private research networks, and
Services which can holistically address the major physical, functional, and psychosocial disabilities related to psoriasis and its comorbid NCDs.
Governmental: Support the World Health Organization’s work on psoriasis and promote needed policy intervention, including:
Adoption of patient-centered national psoriasis plans integrated into wider NCD prevention and control strategies;
Efficient allocation of resources to empower health systems for early screening of psoriasis and its comorbid diseases;
Identification of existing best-case examples of how the management of psoriasis has been successfully integrated in healthcare services for non-communicable diseases;
Increased involvement in global awareness initiatives as a means to reducing stigma and discrimination and fostering behavioral change.