NPF In Your Area: Northern California Division

Psoriasis can be painful, disabling, uncomfortable and embarrassing. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis impact the lives of approximately 351,000 people in Northern California have psoriasis and up to 115,000 have psoriatic arthritis. For these Californians and everyone else across the U.S. struggling with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, we must find a cure.

The priority of the National Psoriasis Foundation Northern California Division is to give people the information and services they need to take control of their psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis, while increasing research to find a cure. If you or someone you love is affected by psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, join us to stop these devastating diseases.

Commit to Cure Gala

Honoring Dr. John Koo

July 25, 2015 | Westin St. Francis | San Francisco


The CONNECT kit is the National Psoriasis Foundation's newest tool for health care providers to help them best care for their patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Bring the CONNECT Flyer to your doctor's office and make sure they have access to the latest research, treatments, and resources for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Contact Rose Steward for more information.

Marketing and Public Relations

Do you have an inspiring accomplishment that you've achieved in spite of your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis? Share your personal story of overcoming the struggles of living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to Deanna Alarcon.

Local Research

Research Study for Children and Adolescents with Psoriasis Aged 18 and Under
The study goal is to learn what parts of the immune system are involved in pediatric psoriasis on a microscopic level. Once we understand what these molecules are, medicines can be made to fight them. We have learned a lot about adult psoriasis in this way, and this is the first study looking specifically at children's psoriasis. The study involves a skin biopsy of a patch of psoriasis. Please call Dr. Kelly M. Cordoro, Pediatric Dermatologist at UCSF, at 415-353-7823 for more information. Download the flyer »

Be a Volunteer

Interested in getting involved with the National Psoriasis Foundation? We could use your help as we work on local projects to increase psoriasis awareness, support patients and their caregivers, and ensure continued progress towards a cure.

Ready to change lives? Contact us to volunteer >>

Make a Donation

Support the Northern California Division with a donation. Your generosity will help us improve the lives of the thousands of Californians living with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis.

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Contact Us

Sonia Kalil

Community Development Manager
Northern California Division
800.723-9166, ext. 554