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Advocacy Results


Advocacy Results from Capitol Hill

Last year alone, MS Activists drove change in the following ways:
  • A $1 million increase for the MS Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), for a total of $6 million;
  • A $2 billion increase for the National institutes of Health (NIH), for a total of $32.1 billion; and
  • House passage of the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act as part of its 21st Century Cures initiative.

Advocacy Achievements Help Safeguard Options For Those Living With MS
People living with multiple sclerosis have several reasons to rejoice following the passage of the 2013 New York State budget.  It includes provisions to help safeguard options for those living with multiple sclerosis (“MS”).
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society-New York MS Coalition Action Network (“NY MS CAN”) is proud of our accomplishments this legislative session and looks forward to future successes on existing and emerging public policy issues impacting those living with MS.
NY MS CAN represents New York’s three National Multiple Sclerosis Society chapters and the approximately 34,000 families in New York affected by MS.  According to data analyzed by the National MS Society, New York State is one of 10 states with the highest incidence of multiple sclerosis in the nation.


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