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Strategic Goals


Strategic Goals

As with the first Strategic Response for 2006-2010, five key strategic goals provide the foundation for the response. Each goal is supported by the objectives and expected outcomes that impact the lives of everyone affected by MS.

  • We are a driving force of MS research and treatment to stop disease progression, restore function, and end MS forever.
  • We develop, deliver and leverage resources to enhance care for people with MS and quality of life for those affected by the disease.
  • We are leaders in the worldwide MS movement, mobilizing millions of people to do something about MS now.
  • We are activists.
  • We develop and align human, business and financial resources to achieve breakthrough results.

Download a printable version of the 2011-2015 Strategic Response (.pdf).

Achieving the 2011-2015 Strategic Response will result in changes for those living with the disease by the end of the year 2015.

Strategic Response 2011-2015

In 2010, the National MS Society unanimously endorsed a 5-year strategic roadmap, titled the Strategic Response: 2011-2015. Rather than just a traditional organizational strategic plan, it strives to be a response to the brutal facts of living with MS and identifies what must be done, not only at the Society, but globally to achieve a world free of MS. The resulting set of goals and objectives reflects voices across the MS community – hopes, dreams and expectations – and the Society’s plan to drive results in five key areas. The Strategic Response effectively guides priorities and work across the organization and the entire MS movement – fueling progress and moving us closer to a world free of MS.
Individuals and organizations from across the country and around the world guided our work to develop the 2011-2015 Strategic Response. The Society began an outreach process, engaging nearly 10,000 individuals — including over 7,000 people living with MS. Their shared experiences and perspectives provided clear expectation about what must be accomplished to change the lives of those with MS by the year 2015. Participants represented a wide range of people in the MS movement: those living with all forms of MS, health care professionals, researchers and scientists, elected officials and activists, donors and event participants, corporate partners and pharmaceutical companies, volunteers, and more.
To see additional background and data please review the Strategic Response whitepaper.
The resulting Strategic Response for 2011-2015 is bold, and reflects the urgency we collectively share in our work for the next five years – focusing on key priorities and outcomes that impact life with MS in 2015 and beyond.


Download a printable version of our Strategic Response to MS.