Save the Date for our Annual NAAF Patient Conference - Reaching New Summits Together - June 30 - July 2, 2023 in Denver, Colorado!

Attend NAAF's Annual Patient Conference June 30 - July 2, 2023!

This unforgettable experience will connect you with a network of people who share similar challenges to those you may face. Special guests and speakers will offer inspiration, professional caregivers will share medical information and advice to better understand and manage alopecia areata, and expert researchers will detail the latest in treatment development.


FDA Approves First Systemic Treatment for Alopecia Areata

Learn about the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for alopecia areata, Olumiant™.


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.


Walk For Alopecia™

Let’s do something about alopecia areata, Let’s Walk For Alopecia™!

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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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Latest News


Meet Our Conference Host Family

Meet Our Conference Host Family For the first time ever, the NAAF conference has a “host family,” that is a…

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New Research: Prevalence of Alopecia Areata across Races and Ethnicities

Does alopecia areata (AA) affect all races and ethnic groups equally? If yes, why is this important? Knowing AA prevalence…

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Announcing The Walk For Alopecia™

Let’s do something about alopecia areata! Let’s WALK FOR ALOPECIA™!   The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) is excited to…

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Register Now for the All-New NAAF Conference

The National Alopecia Areata Foundation’s annual conference, Reaching New Summits Together, Friday, June 30 – Sunday, July 2, in Denver,…

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NAAF Advocates for Change at CSD Hill Day

The last week of April saw NAAF’s Communications Director, Gary Sherwood, and Legislative Liaison, Brittany Foxworth, take an active role…

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Portrait of a Teen Fundraiser

Portrait of a Teen Fundraiser Spring has sprung and with it are opportunities to support the alopecia areata community! John…

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New Clinical Trial Data Published for Ritlecitinib

Results from a clinical trial for a new treatment for alopecia areata were published in the medical journal The Lancet…

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Big Names Lining Up for 2023 Conference!

See and hear Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Molly Tuttle!  Learn the latest alopecia areata treatment development news from esteemed researchers Drs. Angela…

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NAAF Statement on the Upcoming Oscars

Alopecia areata is no joke. The controversy at the 2022 Academy Awards ceremonies helped raise important awareness of alopecia areata,…

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Spotlight on Black History Month

Spotlight on Community Member Keya Trammell In honor of Black History Month, we wish to spotlight community member, Keya Trammell….

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Turning Alopecia Areata Advocacy into Action 

What does it mean to be an advocate for alopecia areata? Join…

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Get Involved

Be a Conference Volunteer

Volunteer at our Patient Conference 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

There are several things you can do to cope with the emotional effects caused by alopecia areata, but one of…

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Youth Mentor Program

NAAF’s Youth Mentor Program  Do you have a child/teen with alopecia areata between the ages of 5 and 18 who…

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