Where can you turn for help?
Hundreds of thousands of individuals are living quality lives with MS. Studies have shown early treatment with a disease modifying therapy can help slow the disease. A healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, have been shown to improve outcomes.
Finding a community of support is important to your emotional well-being and living your best life.
The following links to local and national resources provide additional information you may find helpful in managing your disease and living your best life with MS.
- Friends of the MS Achievement Center - A non-profit organization dedicated to fundraising and advocacy for the MS Achievement Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
- National MS Society - National nonprofit providing navigation, information, referral and support services for MS patients.
- Turning Point - Turning Point programs provide practical skills and tools to increase resilience for individuals living with serious or chronic illness in the Kansas City area.
- MS Connection - A social network designed for living with MS.
- Multiple Sclerosis Association of America - National non-profit providing information and resources for individuals living with MS, their family and care partners.
- Brighter Tomorrow Grants and Health and Wellness Programs - Grant recipients receive funds for goods and services not covered by other programs. The grant is designed to improve quality of life.
- North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS) - A global registry containing research, treatment and patient education.
- The University of Kansas Health System - A nationally-ranked academic medical center serving the Kansas City region offers more options for patients with serious conditions.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center - Through the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, the University serves Kansas through excellence in education, research, patient care and community engagement.
- The Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC) - Organization offering networking, research and other services to MS health care professionals.
- HealthWell Foundation - Gives grants and other financial assistance for coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies.
- Patient Access Network Foundation - Ensures underinsured patients living with chronic disease get financial help to focus on what matters most - their health.
- Friends of Man - Helps with a large variety of needs, such as mobility equipment, wheelchairs, van lifts, home modifications, medical equipment and procedures, prescriptions and more.
- American Academy of Neurology - A professional society representing more than 32,000 neurologists and neuroscientists. The website contains information on various neurological conditions.