Hello! We’re the National Eczema Association
We’re here because you’re here. We are the voice, the resource and the hub for the more than 31 million Americans and their families who are living with eczema.
The National Eczema Association (NEA) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to improve the health and quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support and education.
This means that day in and day out, NEA provides people with eczema the information they need to best manage their condition, while fast-tracking research towards better treatments and a cure.
NEA embraces the following core values:
Visionary: we embrace the future and are passionate leaders
Authentic: we are “all in” for the NEA community
Compassionate: we have genuine heart and respect for individuals and relationships
Supportive: we empower one another and seek collaboration
Responsive: we are organizationally nimble and agile
Accountable: we are honest, trustworthy and transparent
Transformative: we think big, takes risks, and create innovative change
In 2015, we launched an aggressive strategic plan titled “The Roadmap to Advocacy” with the goal of improving the health and well-being of people with eczema. Key impacts of the 2015 strategic plan included:
- Awarded 11 research grants for $449,872, surpassing $1.1 million in total NEA-funded research since program inception
- NEA community contributed to successful valuation of first biologic therapy for AD
- Launched Eczema Provider Finder, recruiting 650 members
- Established Coalition United for Better Eczema Care (CUBE-C), educating 2,250 healthcare professionals and resulting in 12 publications
- Board Adoption of seven awareness and access policy positions and recruited 484 grassroots advocates
- Launched new Seal of Acceptance product directory with ingredient filter feature showcasing over 245 products
Over the next two years, 2019-2020, NEA’s strategic plan promised the following key impacts: Eczema will be better understood as the serious disease it is – driven by expanded research and the contributions of empowered community members. Patients will increasingly be active partners in their own care.
People with eczema will be more connected to the community and the support they need and deserve. NEA’s commitment to people living with eczema will improve lives.
Our 2019 Annual Report highlights the progress we’ve made on these goals.
It’s a big challenge, but we’ve got millions on our side.
We’ve got the best in the business our side, too. Starting with our national volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of people with first-hand experience of eczema. Our board includes patients, parents, doctors and nurses – all dedicated to helping to make the world better for people with eczema.
Our volunteer Scientific & Medical Advisory Council is made up of the top researchers and clinicians in eczema. The advisory board guides us in research, patient and professional education and everything else related to eczema science and medicine.
On the ground is NEA’s staff – a group of non-profit professionals dedicated to the success of our organization and the people we serve.
Last – but never, ever least – are the hundreds of NEA volunteers who are out in their communities and beyond raising money and awareness for our collective cause.