The German Vitiligo Association e.V. (DVB) was founded in 2006 as a nationwide umbrella organization of vitiligo affected people and organizers of regional vitiligo self-help groups.
DVB's aims to support self-help and to promote the recognition of vitiligo (white spot disease) as a serious disease in the general public, the medical profession and the health care system. To this end, the DVB is committed to fostering networks with politicians, associations, and patient organizations at the federal level, as well as international contacts.
In 2018, the German Vitiligo Association joined the global vitiligo network VIPOC (Vitiligo International Patient Organizations Committee) as a founding member. Since 2019, the DVB has also been represented as a recognized patient organization at the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA).