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Calling All Readers of The Motivator: We Want to Hear from You!

MSAA strives to provide the MS community with the most up-to-date and accurate information as possible. We know how important information is to meet the challenges that living with MS poses, not only to the individual, but to his or her support system of family, friends, and care partners, as well.

Based on the "Needs Assessment Survey" MSAA conducted in 2005, educational information on such topics as new medications, treatments, and research were the greatest perceived needs from our clients and their care partners. Some of the other areas of information that were ranked highly in the survey included exercise, fatigue management, better problem-solving and coping skills, along with complementary and alternative medicine.

With this in mind, MSAA has focused its educational programming and events on these issues, as well as covering them in The Motivator. MSAA has a series of its own publications which are available in print and electronically through MSAA's website

MSAA has also begun a movement to incorporate new ways of communicating with our clients. One way has been through enhancements made to the website ( and MSAA's MSi program, which features, A Closer Look, MSAA's educational on-demand video programming, as a way to bring knowledge and empowerment right into the privacy and comfort of a person's home.

But information is not limited to MSAA's publications and online programming. Information can also come from your local support group leader, MSAA's regional directors, MSAA's Helpline (telephone) consultants, or through local, public-education events. Information is everywhere and MSAA would like to learn more about your thoughts and preferences on how to share our vast resources and knowledge.

This is why MSAA is looking for your help! We have developed a survey inquiring about the type of information you would like to receive from MSAA and how this can be best delivered, whether through mailed publications, electronic newsletters, videos, educational events, etc. Your answers and feedback will play a vital role as we work to develop new publications, cover more topics, and look for new ways to better understand your informational needs.

To participate in the survey online, visit Thank you so much for your participation and assistance in delivering urgent information to the MS community.

— Amanda Bednar


Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2013 13:58