The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) teamed with Wondros, a creative production company, to launch COVID-19 and MS Pathfinder, an online platform offering the multiple sclerosis (MS) community accurate and regularly updated information to help in safely navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topics covered range from managing MS symptoms at home and steps to take if the patient or a loved one has COVID-19 symptoms, to preparations for emergency situations and ways to contact healthcare professionals.
“We are pleased to partner with Wondros on this new and innovative tool to assist members of the MS community access valuable information and resources pertaining to COVID-19,” Gina Ross Murdoch, president and CEO of MSAA, said in a press release.
“During these uncertain times, it’s vital for individuals with chronic illnesses to be able to find credible, up-to-date information on this ongoing health crisis,” Murdoch added.
The tool itself offers five clickable options: “COVID-19 Facts,” “How Do I Get What I Need,” “How Do I Stay Healthy,” “How Do I Stay Safe,” and “What if I Need to Stay at Home?”
Clicking on an option opens a series of sub-categories that guide the user toward the information they are seeking. Choosing any of the sub-categories brings up a window displaying relevant information.
The Pathfinder tool can be found on the MSAA website.
Other MSAA programs and services that support the MS community include the mobile phone application, My MS Manager, to help track disease activity and manage clinical information; educational programs; the online support forum, My MSAA Community; a MS-focused magazine, The Motivator; a helpline and online chat with MSAA trained specialists; and podcast episodes covering a range of topics.
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