The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) selected MyPsoriasisTeam, the MyHealthTeams' social network for people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, as its exclusive, official online community.
As part of the new relationship, NPF will direct visitors and members to join MyPsoriasisTeam, and MyPsoriasisTeam will promote NPF content and its Patient Navigation Center to members and visitors. The organizations are also exploring other ways to engage, educate and partner with patients, families and health care providers through content, podcasts and live events.
"When someone is diagnosed with psoriatic disease, they immediately seek two things - information on what they should expect and do and support with someone who's gone through it before," says Randy Beranek, President and CEO of the NPF, in a news release. "For more than 50 years, we've focused on addressing the needs of our community and know that a vibrant, trusted social network is essential to delivering on that promise today."
"The National Psoriasis Foundation is on the forefront of engaging and empowering patients and their families - wherever they are, whenever they need it," said Eric Peacock, cofounder and CEO of MyHealthTeams. "Together, we will reach more people impacted by psoriatic disease and empower them with the information and social support they need to thrive."
More than 80,000 people diagnosed with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis already go to MyPsoriasisTeam.
This new partnership expands on MyHealthTeams' work with leading patient organizations, including the recently announced collaboration with the Global Vitiligo Foundation and a longstanding relationship with the PCOS Awareness Association.