Deadline: 2020-05-29 Award: $32,000 Open to: USA 18+*
The healthcare community is looking for solutions to improve treatment of Plaque Psoriasis (PsO), a chronic inflammatory skin disorder. PsO is characterized by painful red, raised, dry patches of skin usually covered by silvery or white scales. In addition, PsO is associated with increased risk of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA), a complex and potentially debilitating disease with multiple symptoms beyond skin such as joint pain, stiffness, and tenderness.
We are open to a broad range of potential solutions including health education material, patient risk assessments, or other awareness drivers. A successful solution will help patients recognize PsA symptoms that they may consider unrelated to their skin psoriasis, and prompt patients to take action regarding their risk of PsA (e.g., talking to their healthcare provider). Ultimately, patients who understand their own unique PsO / PsA symptoms will be able to better advocate for treatment plans that improve their overall quality of life.