Working Together to Expand
the Visibility of Skin Disease

About the Coalition of Skin Diseases

The Coalition of Skin Diseases (CSD) advocates on behalf of individuals with skin diseases.

By working independently, in the coalition, and alongside advocacy organizations committed to patients living with dermatological conditions, the CSD aims to be at the forefront of progress toward a day where all individuals affected by skin disease have access to life-preserving/changing treatments and high-quality care.

In partnering with dermatologic patient advocacy organizations, professional associations, and industry stakeholders with a similar mission related to skin disease, we work to accomplish this by:

  • Fostering education and awareness of skin diseases and disorders,
  • Advocating for access to appropriate and quality health care and treatments,
  • Contributing to burden and related skin disease research, and
  • Strengthening dermatologic patient advocacy organizations through the sharing of resources

Our Mission

To advocate on behalf of the individuals with skin disease and increase the pace of discovery or a cure, while improving the quality of life for those affected.

The CSD is guided by the principles of:

  • Patient-Centricity
  • Respect and Inclusion
  • Integrity and Transparency
  • Spirit of Collaboration and Good Faith
  • A Mindset of Growth and Innovation

Membership with the CSD

The CSD is a collective of patient groups, non-profit, and corporate entities which align with the coalition’s mission in advocating for dermatological patients. There are three membership opportunities:

Associate Membership

Dermatological Patient Support Organizations that are tax-exempt with 501c3 status.
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Affiliate Membership

Entities that are tax-exempt and whose mission supports the goals of the CSD.
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Corporate Membership

Entities that are non-tax-exempt with a focus on those living with a skin disease.
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