World Psoriasis Day is an annual day of recognition (October 29th) founded by the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) in order to raise awareness of the global impact of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) for people living with these conditions. This years’ theme is “Breaking barriers for people with psoriasis.” The team at PlaquePsoriasis.com applauds our community for breaking barriers every day—barriers to awareness of their own health issues, barriers of overcoming stigma and access to treatment options, and barriers to their voices raised in advocacy.
Why it matters
One of the IFPA goals of World Psoriasis Day is to encourage healthcare decision makers to give people with psoriasis better access to the most appropriate therapies for their condition. Undoubtedly, this is more challenging in some parts of the world than in the US, but plenty of people here also report challenges to their access to treatment. For instance, many insurance plans require pre-authorization and use a step-therapy process for certain psoriasis treatment options.
Our team of community advocates offers their inspirational voices and actions to help the online community affected by psoriasis, whether it is on this site, our Facebook page, or through their work with other community groups. And each of you is a psoriasis superhero!
We hope that following this year’s World Psoriasis Day, even more people will join in raising their voices!