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Resources for Multiple Sclerosis Health Care Professionals

VA health care providers can request a patient consultation from the Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence. To learn how, visit our remote consults page. Visit the resources pages for Veterans and caregivers for more organization information. 

VA and Government Organizations
A registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Searchable by disease and location.

National Resource Directory
A searchable database of resources vetted for service members, Veterans, family members, and caregivers.

The National Institute of Health's US National Library of Medicine comprises more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. (If the full version of an article is not available, visit the VHA National Desktop Library.)

REACH VA: Resources for Enhancing All Caregivers Health
The REACH VA Program has been shown to decrease caregiver depression, burden, and frustrations, and reduce the number of challenging problems reported. It helps maximize your time and interaction with caregivers by providing a structure for giving them exactly what they need.

VA Caregiver Support Program
Offers clinical services to caregivers of eligible and covered Veterans enrolled in the VA HCS. The program’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of family caregivers who care for our Nation’s Veterans, through education, resources, support, and services.

VA Geriatrics and Extended Care: Home and Community Based Services
Provides a wealth of information for long-term care planning as well as information on benefits for adult day care, home health care (aid), and respite care.

VA Rehabilitation and Prosthetics Service
Responsible for the national policies and programs for medical rehabilitation, prosthetic, and sensory aids services that promote the health, independence, and quality of life for Veterans with disabilities.

VA Whole Health
VA’s approach to care that supports your health and well-being. Whole Health centers around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. This means your health team will get to know you as a person, before working with you to develop a personalized health plan.

Veterans Benefits and Services
Articles and links concerning VA services and benefits for Veterans with MS.

VHA National Desktop Library
An online medical library available to staff VA-wide that provides full-text access to clinical textbooks, journals, and databases.

Veteran and Military Organizations

Disabled American Veterans
A nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for Veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million Veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keeps the promises made to them.

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
A congressionally chartered Veterans service organization, with a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of Veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.

MS Advocacy Organizations

Atlas of MS Database
The most extensive worldwide study of the epidemiology of MS and the global availability and accessibility of resources for people with MS. Covers three key themes: the epidemiology of MS, the resources available to diagnose and treat the disease, and the support available to people with MS in 124 countries around the world.

Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC)
A multi-disciplinary organization providing a team approach to MS care and a network for all health care professionals and related specialists in the care of persons with MS.

International Journal of MS Care (IJMSC)
A peer-reviewed international publication focusing on MS and related autoimmune disorders of the central nervous system. The primary goal of IJMSC is to publish original articles covering various clinical aspects of MS, particularly those relevant to the multidisciplinary management of the disease and its consequences.

International Organization of MS Rehabilitation Therapists (IOMSRT)
Special interest group that strengthens and improves the standard of rehabilitation services to people with MS and their families. Focuses on the development, conduct, and dissemination of research to support evidenced based practice.

International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN)
The first and only international organization focusing solely on the needs and goals of professional nurses, anywhere in the world, who care for people with MS. Mentoring, educating, networking, sharing - the IOMSN supports nurses in their continuing effort to offer hope.

National MS Society (NMSS)
Supports MS research, services for people with MS, provides professional education programs, and furthers worldwide MS advocacy efforts. The NMSS's Professional Resource Center provides information, resources, and literature search services to support comprehensive, interdisciplinary MS management, as well as tools and resources for clinicians and their patients. Their MS Navigator program can help people navigate the challenges of MS. 

North American Research Committee on MS (NARCOMS)
NARCOMS is a global registry for MS research, treatment, and patient education. The Registry is an active database of over 38,000 persons with MS.

Disclaimer: Links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. They do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by MSCoE of any of the products, services, or opinions of the organization. MSCoE bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.