Improve the clinical care of veterans with MS by fostering an integrated hub and spoke care system within the entire VHA.
Research and Development
Conduct, disseminate, and apply research relevant to health needs of veterans with MS using pre-clinical research on novel therapies and to pilot local and national clinical trials.
Education and Training
Provide a national program of MS education for VHA healthcare providers, veterans and caregivers. Establish a VA Post-residency Special Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis to advance physician knowledge of MS and develop expertise in MS health care delivery.
Informatics and Telemedicine
Employ state-of-the-art informatics, telemedicine technology, and Internet and Intranet web site to enhance strategies and practices of MS healthcare delivery.