MyHealthTeams, a social network for people facing chronic health conditions, announces its partnership with the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit organization with a mission to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.

NPF has selected MyPsoriasisTeam, the MyHealthTeams’ social network for people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, as its exclusive, official online community. 

Together, NPF and MyPsoriasisTeam will bring support and reliable health education information to people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, a media release from MyHealthTeams explains.  

“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. 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.”

— Randy Beranek, President and CEO of the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF)

NPF will direct its 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 ways to engage, educate and partner with patients, families and health care providers through content, podcasts and live events. 

Launched in 2015, MyPsoriasisTeam is a free, password-protected and monitored social network with more than 82,000 registered members. In addition to finding medical education and information in the Resources section of the social network, members use its mobile and web apps to ask questions, get answers and share conversation with other people just like them who understand the challenges of living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, the release continues.

“The National Psoriasis Foundation is on the forefront of engaging and empowering patients and their families – wherever they are, whenever they need it. Together, we will reach more people impacted by psoriatic disease and empower them with the information and social support they need to thrive.”

— Eric Peacock, cofounder and CEO of MyHealthTeams

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.

[Source(s): MyHealthTeams, PR Newswire]

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