We are Stronger Together!

The annual National Alopecia Areata Foundation Conference is the largest gathering of the alopecia areata community in the world…and you are invited!


Support The Future of Alopecia Areata Research and Services

Help the alopecia areata community now and for years to come. We are excited to announce our partnership with FreeWill, a complimentary online tool designed to help with your estate planning. You can help support alopecia research, support, and awareness by directing a gift to NAAF through your will or estate plan..


FDA Approves LITFULO™ (ritlecitinib) for Adults and Children Ages 12+ with Severe Alopecia Areata 

Learn about the second U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for alopecia areata.


Find a Youth Mentor

NAAF’s Youth Mentor Program connects children living with alopecia areata to dedicated young adult mentors to formulate lasting bonds while providing support and guidance on dealing with the day-to-day challenges stemming from alopecia areata.

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What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disease, causing sudden hair loss on the scalp, face, and sometimes other areas of the body. There are different levels of alopecia areata severity. The three main types of alopecia areata are patchy, alopecia totalis (total hair loss on the scalp), and alopecia universalis (total hair loss on the body).

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NIAMS Leadership Meets with NAAF

Key leaders of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) met with NAAF President & CEO,…

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NAAF Grants: Student Internship Awards and Travel Grant Applications Now Open

Applications for Student Internship Awards for 2024 are now open. These awards support students (undergraduate, graduate, or medical), residents, or…

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We Are Stronger Together!

Wherever you or your loved one is on their journey with alopecia, we are strongest when we come together as…

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Alopecia Areata Research Depends on Clinical Trial Volunteers

Media reports of two newly approved drugs for treating alopecia areata brought good news to many people living with the…

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Inaugural Walk For Alopecia Ends Awareness Month on a High Note!

Team Borisoff, the top fundraising team nationwide, officially starts the Walk For Alopecia™ in San Francisco. Excitement started building with…

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Put on your walking shoes and join us!

We are so excited!  The Walk for Alopecia™ movement and momentum continues to build. So, we are raising the overall…

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September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month

September is all about the alopecia areata community. We are strong individually but when we work together, we have super-powers! It’s…

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Zura Bio Joins NAAF’s 2023 Industry Partner Program

NAAF is pleased to announce that Zura Bio has joined the Industry Partner Program at the Bronze membership level. Zura…

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Seeking Support for Alopecia Areata? NAAF Can Help

There’s no need to go it alone. NAAF support systems can help. At any given time, about 700,000 people in…

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Help Make Wigs More Affordable with New Legislation

Help Make Wigs More Affordable with New Legislation You can help make cranial prosthetics, or wigs, more affordable by asking…

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Integrative medicine: What is it and how does it fit into alopecia areata treatment?

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2024 – 7PM ET/ 6PM CT/ 4PM PT Integrative…

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Awareness Month Partners

This Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, NAAF wishes to thank the following vendors, businesses and individuals who are Awareness Month Partners…

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Be a NAAF Conference Volunteer

Become a NAAF Conference Volunteer NAAF is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers for our annual alopecia areata patient conference. We…

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Support Groups

Join A Support Group After an alopecia areata diagnosis, it is important to realize that you are not alone. NAAF…

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One-on-One Phone Support

Would you like some one-on-one phone support? NAAF can help you with that. There are several things you can do…

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NAAF Youth Mentor Program

Have you heard of the NAAF Youth Mentor Program? Do you have a child or teen with alopecia areata between…

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