August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Same as many other skin conditions, psoriasis affects many lives in the United States every year. The National Psoriasis Foundation – if you look closely at the main page – uses Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. in bringing awareness of this condition to the society.
National Psoriasis Foundation establishes a YouTube page, devoting to bringing awareness of psoriasis into the society. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/user/PsoriasisFoundation.
On the YouTube page, the following topics were covered in numerous videos:
- Overview on psoriasis
- Different types of psoriasis
- Celebrities sharing their person experiences on managing psoriasis
- Pathophysiology of psoriasis
- Treatment of psoriasis
- New research on psoriasis
Flickr is a photo-based social media, sharing valuable moments captured by pictures. On the page, you can see many pictures capturing various events held by the National Psoriasis Foundation, aiming to send the message out there to the world.
Marianna Moneymaker, online outreach and production, WITNESS, states, “Rather than telling your nonprofit’s story in one long version, think of it instead as shooting numerous scenes for a movie. Each video is a shorter story that can focus on a specific campaign, program, or achievement – all with their own beginning, middle, and end, but collectively the video tell the complete story of the nonprofit and its mission.”
August 1 – 31
Psoriasis Awareness Month
National Psoriasis Foundation
6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 245-0626 Fax
Contact: National Office
Psoriasis is just one of the many medical conditions that await our society to learn about. If you are interested in knowing, disease awareness week or month, please log onto: http://healthfinder.gov/NHO/nho.aspx?year=2015#472.