Local & National Agencies


Access Alaska


Challenge Alaska


Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF)

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides programming and support to keep people self-sufficient and  in their homes , while their educational programs heighten public awareness and promote understanding about the disease. Access to all  programs  and services is available through their interactive web site or their national, toll-free All MSF services, as well as information, literature and subscriptions to  publications are provided free of charge.


Multiple Sclerosis Assoc. of  America (MSAA)

This group offers many programs and services to assist individuals with MS. MSAA’s Shared Management tools have been developed to help members of the multiple sclerosis community to be proactive, taking steps toward better health and an improved quality of life.

August 2015:  Click here to get information for the
iOS and Android App  to :

  • Input and store important medical information
  • Track symptoms and disease activity
  • Generate charts and reports
  • And – exclusive to My MS Manager – connect directly with your physician


National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)

Greater Northwest Chapter office: 3831 Piper St., Suite S410, Anchorage, AK   907.562.7347 or 1.800.344.4867

The MS Society joins researchers and celebrities to raise the awareness of MS nationwide. Whether you are looking for a support group or trying to understand the latest research, the MS Society can help.

Monthly Support Group Meetings  IN ALASKA

ANCHORAGE- 2nd Thursday of the month (11:30am to 1:30pm)
Both meetings are at ACCESS Alaska, 1217 E. 10th Ave. (corner of Latouche and 10th)
Contact Rose Cunningham  907.440.4272


FAIRBANKS- 2nd Wednesday of the month (Noon to 1:30pm)
Denali Center, 1519  19th Ave.  Fairbanks
Contact Doug Toelle 907.479.7940


MAT-SU- 3rd Fridays of the month (Noon -1:00pm)
950 Bogard Rd. Suite 220  Wasilla
Contact Kathy Cress at 907.315.0550 or Karla Rathburn at 907.376.6961


Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)

This organization is committed to be the preeminent professional organization for Multiple Sclerosis healthcare providers and researchers in North America, and a valued partner in the global MS community. Our core purpose is to maximize the ability of MS healthcare providers to impact care of people who are affected by MS.


Rocky Mountain MS Center

Their for-fee informational web site is one the most comprehensive for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and MS. For $20, a person can have access to discussion boards, information pages and more. The Rocky Mountain MS Center is a non-profit center focused on providing information about CAM and MS. As always, check with your doctor before using any CAM therapy.


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH-NINDS)

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is the NIH Institute that leads research on MS. NINDS occasionally publishes information pages for non-medical professionals that will give an overview of MS. You can also find lists of current research on MS, clinical trials and recent scientific publications.


Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF)

For a global perspective on MS research, news and treatment, visit this web site. You will find an overview of MS, a bibliography of MS research, news about international MS events, and information about MS in other countries. The MSIF’s Atlas of MS has a series of interactive maps that provide data about MS rates throughout the world.


International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN)

The IOMSN is the first and only international organization focused solely on the need and goals of professional nurses, anywhere in the world, who care for people with multiple sclerosis. Mentoring, educating, networking, and sharing, the IOMSN supports nurses in their continuing effort to offer hope.


Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)

An association website offering information whose focus is improving people”s functional outcomes. The ARN is the certifying organization for rehabilitation nurses and offers a variety of online continuing education articles, conference information, a journal, certification information and practice test, and opportunities for networking.


American Nurses Association (ANA)

The web site of the ANA organization that represents the nations 2.6 million registered nurses through its state organizations. The site fosters high standards of nursing practice, promotes welfare of nurses and legislative lobbying of health care issues. It is a full service site with many offerings. It has a nice listing of useful web site links.


American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN)

This is the association web site of the AANN and is the certifying organization for neuroscience nurses. The site offers a newsletter, annual meeting information and certification information. This organization develops core curriculum and standards of practice for neuroscience nursing.