New partnership with National Eczema Association
The PAN Foundation and the National Eczema Association today announced they are launching a new partnership to help people living with atopic dermatitis, providing up to $3,700 per year in financial assistance and support services for patients and their caregivers or loved ones.
Atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, is a chronic disease that affects the integumentary system, causing an itchy inflammation of the skin. According to the National Eczema Association, more than 25 million Americans are living with atopic dermatitis.
“When left untreated, atopic dermatitis can become debilitating for many and with no known cure, access to treatment is critical,” said PAN President and CEO Kevin L. Hagan. “Thanks to our generous donors, we are honored to help patients cover their out-of-pocket treatment costs. And with this new partnership with the National Eczema Association, we can help our patients access the education, support groups, research, and other resources critical to their overall care journeys.”
The National Eczema Association (NEA) is committed to connecting the eczema community with the knowledge, resources, and tools needed to take collective action to improve their lives.
“While atopic dermatitis typically begins in childhood, it is a long-term condition that can come and go for years or throughout life—often negatively impacting one’s quality of life. Itching, which is the hallmark symptom of the disease, can make it difficult to concentrate, negatively affect sleep quality and duration, and impact one’s mental and emotional well-being,” said NEA President and CEO Julie Block. “We are excited to begin this partnership with the PAN Foundation and look forward to continuing to provide more holistic support for patients with atopic dermatitis. We are grateful for PAN’s financial support to patients, allowing them to focus on other aspects of their care and quality of life.”
Patients who qualify for the PAN’s atopic dermatitis fund are eligible to receive $3,700 per year in financial assistance.
To get financial assistance for atopic dermatitis, patients must:
- Be getting treatment for atopic dermatitis.
- Have Medicare health insurance that covers the qualifying medication or product.
- Have an income that falls at or below 500 percent of the federal poverty level.
About the PAN Foundation
The PAN Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications.
Since 2004, we have provided more than 1 million underinsured patients with $4 billion in financial assistance. Partnering with generous donors, healthcare providers, and pharmacies, we provide the underinsured population access to the healthcare treatments they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their quality of life. Learn more at panfoundation.org.
About the National Eczema Association
The National Eczema Association (NEA) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that is the driving force for an eczema community fueled by knowledge, strengthened through collective action, and propelled by the promise for a better future. Founded in 1988, NEA is the voice, the resource, and the hub for more than 31 million Americans and their families who are living with eczema. Learn more at nationaleczema.org.
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