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Resources for People Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

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Information on clinical research, clinical trials, and more. Millions of patients and caregivers start their search for clinical trials with CenterWatch iConnect, one of the largest clinical trial databases on the internet.
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.

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 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.

Veteran and Military Advocacy 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.

Give an Hour
Provides free mental health services to Veterans, service members, and families affected by their time of service.

National Veterans Legal Services Program
A nonprofit organization that works to ensure that the government delivers to our nation's 22 million Veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled because of disabilities resulting from their military service to our country.

Paralyzed Veterans of America
A congressionally chartered Veteran's 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.

PsychArmor Institute 
Offers critical resources to Americans so they can effectively engage with and support military service members, Veterans, and their families. Because fewer than 7% of Americans serve or have served in uniform, most civilians are unfamiliar with military culture. As a result, members of the military and Veteran community often feel misunderstood and reluctant to seek support. Their mission is to bridge that civilian-military gap by educating a nation.

State Veterans Affairs Offices
Provides Veterans, their relatives, and other eligible dependents with information, advice, direction, and assistance through the coordination of programs and services.

The Mission Continues
Empowers Veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy Veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Fosters camaraderie among US Veterans of overseas conflicts and advocates on behalf of all Veterans. Ensures that Veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.

Wounded Warrior Project
Honors and empowers Wounded Warriors who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or wound, co-incident to your military service on or after September 11, 2001. 

MS Advocacy Organizations

Designed to help, motivate, and inspire those with MS to stay as active as possible—physically, intellectually, and socially—regardless of physical limitations.

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.

Can Do MS
Transforms lives by delivering health and wellness education programs on exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and motivation to help families with MS thrive.

MS Association of America
A national, nonprofit organization that provides ongoing support and direct services to individuals with MS, their families, and their care partners.

MS Foundation
A service-based organization that strives to serve people with MS in a spirit of empathy, providing resources and assistance to their families and providers. Their Helpline and Chat service provides access to experienced specialists who have a social services or counseling background. 

MS International Federation
International body linking the activities of national MS societies around the world.

MS Views and News
Dedicated to the global collection and distribution of information concerning MS. Through partnering relationships, MSVN provides education, advocacy, and service to empower and enhance quality of life of the MS community.

An organization managed by volunteers, all diagnosed with MS. They provide online support and information to more than 70,000 people worldwide living with MS. Since 2001, they are the official chat and message board provider for the National MS Society, and they also sponsor a Veterans chat room.

My MS Toolkit
A web-based, self-guided, symptom self-management program specifically for people living with MS symptoms.

National MS Society
Supports MS research, services for people with MS, and furthers worldwide MS advocacy efforts. The Society houses the most comprehensive library of MS information in the world. Their MS Navigators can help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for while their Peer Connections program lets you connect with others living with MS.

Overcoming MS
Informs people with MS of evidence-based research that can inspire them to improve their lives and potentially overcome the disease. Educates people with MS and health professionals, caregivers and other members of the MS community about the benefits of a preventive medicine approach to MS management. Empowers people with MS by providing them with tools and resources to make sustainable diet and lifestyle changes that improve health and enable recovery.

Disability Advocacy Organizations

Center for Medicare Advocacy
Provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help older people and people with disabilities obtain fair access to Medicare and quality health care.

Easter Seals
Removes physical, cultural, attitudinal and legal obstacles so people with disabilities have every opportunity to live meaningful and productive lives, on their own terms. Exists to provide the best services and opportunities for people with disabilities in communities nationwide.

Mercy Medical Angels
A non-profit organization that helps to provide and make referrals for free air transportation for people who cannot afford to get to distant medical centers and disease-specific clinical centers.

United Spinal Association 
Dedicated to enhancing the lives of all individuals with spinal cord injury or disease by ensuring quality health care, promoting research, advocating for civil rights and independence, educating the public about these issues, and enlisting its help to achieve these fundamental goals.


Family Caregiver Alliance
Free caregiver education, reports, fact sheets, newsletter, support groups, and care advise for families and caregivers. Includes a “Family Care Navigator” to assist in locating resources across the country.

Neurology Care
Provides detailed information about many different forms of lifestyle and alternative medicine. This information is meant to assist people in evaluating these therapies.

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.