Being Black with MS carries unique challenges and experiences, from scientific and clinical differences in the disease itself to inequities in the healthcare system and more. The Black MS Experience Program Series is an opportunity to connect with others who understand the distinct experience of life with MS as a Black person. Through special program experiences, we will forge powerful connections, learn from leading scientific and healthcare experts, and give voice to the unique needs of the Black community living with this disease.
Feelings of invisibility are pervasive in the Black MS community. Many people struggle to feel seen, heard, and get the support they need to live their best lives. This year’s summit, focused on Resist Invisibility, Embrace Identity, will feature dynamic stories and speakers who will address invisibility and create a safe space to share stories and connect through common experiences.
Date: June 14-15, 2023
Time: 1:00 to 4:00pm Eastern Time
Register now for this virtual, browser-based experience. We recommend using a desktop computer with Chrome or Safari as the most stable and consistent browsers.
VA Benefits and Services for Veterans with Multiple Sclerosis
As a Veteran with MS, you may be eligible for the VA’s many programs and services. Access to VA health care is based upon your enrollment eligibility and discharge status from active military service. If not already enrolled, information on how to apply for VA health care can be found on the VA Benefits and Health Care website. Once enrolled, you may find that navigating the large, and sometimes complex, range of VA benefits and grants can be confusing. Luckily, your VA health care team is here to assist you. It is important for Veterans receiving VA health care to know who their assigned Primary Care Team or MS social worker is. These providers can help you navigate VA services. They can also connect you to a Veteran Service Organization (VSO).