Health Care Providers

Online resources

The Web sites listed below provide useful information about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for medical and research professionals.

American Academy of Dermatology: The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is the nation's largest dermatologic association and is committed to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care.

Association of Dermatology Administrators/Managers (ADA/M): This nonprofit organization advocates responsible and progressive business practices in a quality healthcare environment by providing education, professional recognition, growth and networking avenues to members.

Dermatology Nurses' Association: The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) is a professional nursing organization comprised of a diverse group of individuals committed to quality care through sharing knowledge and expertise.

International Psoriasis Council (IPC): A nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing psoriasis research and treatment by providing a forum for physicians, researchers, and other professionals working on psoriatic skin and joint disease.

The Jackson Laboratory: This nonprofit biomedical research institution develops mouse models to study a variety of diseases including psoriasis.

Other resources

Koo Menter Psoriasis Instrument (KMPI)  A simple assessment tool to help you conclude whether a patient is a candidate for systemic therapy. (PDF)

Major health plans and psoriasis treatment: The National Psoriasis Foundation has compiled this list of links to health plan policies pertaining to psoriasis to assist medical providers in advocating for patients and addressing issues regarding health insurance claims.