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Resources for Multiple Sclerosis Health Care Professionals

VA and Military/Veteran Organizations

VA health care providers can request a patient consultation from the Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence. To learn how, visit our remote consults page.

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.

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

REACH: 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.

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.

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.

Non-VA MS 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.

CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service
Information on clinical research, clinical trials, and more. Separate sections for patients and industry professionals.
A registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Searchable by disease and location.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.)

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.