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Mission and Overview

MSAA... Improving Lives Today!

Mission Statement: The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support.

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1970 and is dedicated to improving lives today. MSAA provides ongoing support and direct services to individuals with MS, their families, and their care partners.

Overseeing MSAA’s activities is a national Board of Directors comprised of accomplished professionals from across the country, volunteering their time for MSAA. Providing medical consultation is MSAA’s Chief Medical Officer, who reviews all of the organization’s medical information and collaborates with MSAA’s Healthcare Advisory Council. This council consists of medical professionals affiliated with top medical facilities and universities from around the country. These individuals have decades of experience in treating MS and include: neurologists, nurses, psychologists, and other professionals who specialize in the fields of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy.

MSAA meets all criteria of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and is in the exclusive group of national charities awarded the BBB Accredited Charity Seal. In addition, MSAA is a member of America’s Charities and is a founding member of the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition (MSC). The MSC is a collaborative network of independent MS organizations whose mission is to increase opportunities for cooperation and provide greater opportunity to leverage the effective use of resources for the benefit of the MS community.

MSAA offers many programs and services to assist individuals with MS. Included among those services are tools to help manage the ever-changing course of multiple sclerosis. These tools are part of our Shared Management philosophy, involving education, training, use of technology, and tools to promote healthy outcomes. Shared Management is a concept whereby both the patient and healthcare providers work together to achieve the best possible health outcomes for the patient. MSAA’s Shared Management tools have been developed to help members of the multiple sclerosis community to be proactive, taking steps toward better health and an improved quality of life.

We thank you for your interest in MSAA! Please be sure to visit the many sections of our website to learn more about multiple sclerosis, see how our organization serves as a leading resource to the MS community, and find out how you can be a part of our important mission of improving lives today! Please visit our Ways to Give and Get Involved sections for more information.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 March 2013 10:33