September 2016 Hero – NCAPG

For providing a Strong, Collaborative Voice for the
50 Million Americans With Autoimmune Disease

AARDA honors the 39 autoimmune disease-specific
patient groups who comprise the

National Coalition of Autoimmune Patient Groups (NCAPG)

in recognition for

tireless advocacy on key issues
— patient safety, step therapy, access to medicine, the Affordable Care Act —
that impact the 50 million Americans
who suffer from one or more of the 100+ known autoimmune diseases.

Congratulations NCAPG!

NCAPG Member Groups

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association

American Behçet’s Disease Association 

Autoimmune Hepatitis Association

American Liver Foundation

American Vitiligo Research Foundation

APS Foundation of America

Arthritis Foundation

Beyond Celiac  (formerly: National Foundation for Celiac Awareness)

Celiac Disease Foundation

Celiac Sprue Association

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

Dysautonomia International

Endometriosis Association

Gluten Intolerance Group

Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation

Immune Deficiency Foundation

International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis

International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation

Lupus Foundation of America

Lupus and Allied Diseases Association

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Illinois

National Adrenal Diseases Foundation

National Alopecia Areata Foundation

National Kidney Foundation

National Multiple Sclerosis Society 

National Psoriasis Foundation

National Sleep Foundation

PANDAS Network.org

Platelet Disorder Support Association

Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation,Inc.

Scleroderma Foundation

Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation

The Myositis Association

Transverse Myelitis Association

US Pain Foundation, Inc.

Vasculitis Foundation

Vitiligo Support International

Patricia Barber
Patricia Barber
For the last 20 years, Pat has been helping patients and caregivers live better lives, advocate for change, and Virginia's "right hand" making sure the "i's" are dotted and the "t's" are crossed. She lives in Michigan and couldn't picture herself doing anything but helping the autoimmune community.