The National MS Society supports MS healthcare professionals through professional publications and tools, as well as resources to provide to people living with MS and their families. Our materials and services are designed to help people affected by MS live their best lives, in partnership with and supported by the critical work of the MS comprehensive healthcare team.
Culturally-tailored and linguistically-appropriate resources can help people with MS from diverse communities make informed decisions and advocate for their healthcare needs.
Targeted Resources for Specific Populations
In focus groups conducted by the Society in 2015, the majority of participating Hispanics/Latinos expressed the need for information about MS in Spanish. The Society offers a variety of Spanish services including publications, videos, peer support and MS Navigators (online or call 1-800-344-4867). Materials and programming are also available for African-Americans, veterans and people living with progressed MS. Genetic, risk-factor and clinical research is underway for African-Americans, in addition to clinical and experiential research within the Hispanic/Latino population.
Family- and age-appropriate resources are available to help children and families living with MS including publications, videos, peer support and resources for children and teens. The Society funds a network of 12 pediatric MS centers, as well as hosting a monthly difficult-case discussion of diagnostic and treatment challenges in pediatric central nervous system demyelinating disorders.
Wellness is a Priority
Published in the U.S. Neurology Journal last month, the Society has outlined what is currently known about diet, exercise and emotional issues in MS, what questions still need to be answered, and what gaps exist in research and programming.
Free Mobile Application and Resources
The National MS Society’s award-winning website nationalMSsociety.org, free mobile app for healthcare professionals (Apple, Android and Windows), and custom USB drive (call 1-800-344-4867) contain the most up-to-date content about MS, new therapies, continuing MS research and more.