Patient Axis: A Multidisciplinary, Patient-Centered Approach to Improving Outcomes in Psoriasis – Clinical and Patient Support Tools

Healthcare Provider Tools


The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Pocket Guide

Psoriasis Go-to-Guide for Healthcare Professionals
The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Pocket Guide – Treatment Algorithms and Management Options, provided by the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), is an easy-to-use resource for healthcare providers (HCPs) that contains information on the role of biologics and other management strategies for patients with moderate to severe psoriasis.


Psoriasis Guidelines & Education

2019 Joint AAD-NPF Psoriasis Guidelines
The purpose of these focused updates is to update existing guidelines in areas where new evidence is available. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and NPF have partnered to update guidelines for phototherapy, biologics, and comorbidities. Additional updates in the areas of psoriasis in pediatric patients, nonbiologic treatment options, and topicals are expected by the end of the first quarter of 2020.


JAMA Dermatology Pediatric Psoriasis Comorbidity Screening Guidelines
The purpose of these guidelines, issued by the Journal of the America Medical Association (JAMA), is to serve as a formal recommendation to routinely screen pediatric patients with psoriasis for risk factors of associated comorbidities.


World Health Organization Global Report on Psoriasis
This report focuses on the public health impact of psoriasis in an effort to raise awareness and impact policy.


Step Therapy Legislation Information
State-specific webinars that discuss legislation and its impact on practice are available from the NPF.


Clinical Tools

Preauthorization and Appeal Letters
These templates, provided by the NPF, provide standard language for handling a variety of insurance issues.


Psoriatic Arthritis Screening Tool
This short questionnaire can be provided to patients to assess their risk for psoriatic arthritis.


Patient Support Tools


NPF Resources

National Psoriasis Foundation
The NPF is a nonprofit organization focused on supporting individuals with psoriatic disease and raising money to fund research for a cure.

Questions to Ask the Doctor
This list of topics may help patients come up with questions for their physician or healthcare team to better understand their diagnosis and treatment.

Regional Volunteer Conferences
The NPF holds these free events designed to encourage networking and provide education on psoriatic disease.

TalkPsoriasis is an online support community of over 150,000 psoriasis patients and their loved ones.


Additional Resources

American Academy of Dermatology Psoriasis Resource Center
Patients and providers can find medically-reviewed text, visual, and video information on psoriasis causes and treatments, along with frequently asked questions.


Psoriasis Patient Education Resources
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These guides, provided by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, provide information and resources for patients with psoriasis.


Psoriasis Patient Education Resources
A list of clinical trials for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis treatment can be found at this link.