Today the Northern California Chapter of the National MS Society does the following advocacy work on behalf of those with MS:
- Promotes public policy in the best interest of the disability community.
- Coordinates a unified grassroots response to political issues of concern to people with MS in our state through the MS Action Network.
- Works with other California organizations that support those affected by neurological conditions through the California NeuroAlliance to promote access to quality health care through education, public awareness, and advocacy.
Our advocacy is focused on: federal funding for MS research; quality health care; long-term care; disability rights; and health insurance and prescription drug coverage. The MS Action Network works on these important issues at the federal, state and local levels.
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MS Action Network
The MS Action Network is the center for advocacy at the National MS Society.
Learn about our priorities for improved healthcare legislation and government programs - and at the community, state and national level.
About MS Activism
Read about the movement to raise awareness for MS and call for change
Share Your Story
Tell us about your experiences and how you see healthcare reform
Read about available government programs and how they are working for people living with MS
Learn about advocacy basics, who represents you, voter registration information, and other useful tips