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You Can Make a Difference in MS Research

MS affects African Americans and Hispanics in different ways compared with other ethnic groups. Symptoms may differ, the disease may progress faster, and treatments may have different effects. Yet these communities are underrepresented in research studies, making it difficult to identify how disease progression and treatments might affect them.

The NAME OF ORGANIZATION is working with MS Minority Research Engagement Partnership Network, a group that is addressing the problem of minority underrepresentation in MS research. Together we are learning why racial and ethnic minorities aren’t fully represented in MS research, and developing solutions to help increase research opportunities for these communities.

The Minority Engagement in MS Research Patient Recruitment Toolkit for Health Care Professionals provides tools and resources to help you encourage more diverse participation in MS research. You’ll find information about patient perceptions, barriers, and facilitators to research participation, patient discussion guides and resources, and links to patient education materials.

How Can You Help?

Share the Toolkit! Use our sample social media posts to share the toolkit with your community. Or include our PowerPoint slides in your presentations.

Join the Network! For information about collaborative activities, contact us at contact: msminorityresearch@acceleratedcure.org or call 781-487-0099 to discuss collaboration possibilities.

Learn more about the MS Minority Research Engagement Partnership Network at https://www.acceleratedcure.org/MinorityNetwork.

Learn more about current study opportunities at https://www.acceleratedcure.org/research-opportunities.

Talk to us! We would love to hear about your or your members’ experiences, lessons learned, and challenges.

Find Twitter posts on this topic: #MSResearch4All

Funding for the MS Minority Research Engagement Partnership Network is provided through a Eugene Washington Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

 

Short Version

Help Make a Difference in MS Research

MS affects African Americans and Hispanics in different ways compared with other ethnic groups. Symptoms may differ, the disease may progress faster, and treatments may have different effects. Yet African Americans and Hispanics are underrepresented in clinical research, making it difficult to identify the best treatments or wellness activities to help them.

The NAME OF ORGANIZATION is working with the MS Minority Research Engagement Partnership Network, a group of non-profit organizations, health care professionals, researchers, MS biopharmaceutical companies, and people with MS, to better understand why racial and ethnic minorities aren’t fully represented in research and to develop solutions to encourage participation. Download the Minority Engagement in MS Research Patient Recruitment Toolkit for Health Care Professionals for tools and resources to help you talk to patients about research. Learn more about the project at www.acceleratedcure.org/MinorityNetwork and follow Twitter posts on this topic with #MSResearch4All.

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