Skin Advocate

Listed in: Skin  Psoriasis  
Skin Advocate

Available on:

(click to download)

Supported languages:

English - American



App that helps patients find the most appropriate patient advocacy organisation for their skin condition.

Approved by


English - American

Countries of use

United States of America




Society for Investigative Dermatology
(Based in United States)


Society for Investigative Dermatology

Medical Adviser

Society for Investigative Dermatology


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Information Information


The Skin Advocate app aims to:
. Enable physicians to share information with patients about advocacy groups more easily
. Provide patients with a wide range of support and resources to deal with a specific skin condition
. Make it easy to search for the most appropriate patient advocacy organisation for most skin diseases.

Patients and doctors can view core information on each patient advocacy organisation, including its:
. Contact details
. Website address
. Goals.

The app’s development included a study to determine whether the it would increase awareness and referrals to patient advocacy organisations in the Coalition of Skin Diseases (CSD).

The study results included:
. Improved physician awareness
. Increased patient registrations for CSD patient advocacy organisations.
. The average user used the app more than three times a month.

[Study: Bridging dermatologists with patient advocacy organisations through smartphones, AS Kourosh et al]

Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical


Reviewer: Lauren Eckert Ploch, M.D., MEd, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist and member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), National Psoriasis Organization site (United States)
Review: “This is my favorite app in dermatology. It is a one-stop directory of dermatology organizations to help connect patients with the support they need. For example, people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis can access information for the National Psoriasis Foundation through this app and email the Foundation directly.”
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