Mission: National Alopecia Areata Foundation supports research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for alopecia areata, supports those with the disease, and educates the public about alopecia areata.
Vision: An empowered community with a choice to embrace or live free of alopecia areata.
Our History: The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF), headquartered in San Rafael, CA, funds research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for alopecia areata, supports those with the disease, and advocates on their behalf. Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disease affecting nearly 7 million Americans that results in total or partial loss of scalp and body hair.Founded in 1981, NAAF is widely regarded as the largest and most representative alopecia areata advocacy organization. NAAF connects with the alopecia areata community, including patients, family members, healthcare providers, and researchers through its support programs, email newsletters, website, research summits, and annual patient conference.NAAF is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit and a Candid Platinum-Rated charity and meets the rigorous standards of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and the National Health Council.