Mission and Vision of Myositis Support and Understanding Association (MSU)

The MSU Mission

Myositis Support and Understanding (MSU) is dedicated to improving the lives of Myositis patients through public policy, self-advocacy programs, need-based financial assistance for medical-related expenses, and to provide support and education to patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, the general public, and legislators about Myositis.

MSU will foster direct involvement with other Myositis organizations to help promote treatment innovation and research with our collective eyes on a cure and provide financial support to organizations that share similar visions.

The MSU Vision

Our Vision is to improve the lives and care of Myositis patients and their families through education, awareness, support, and advocacy. Through these avenues we will assist Myositis patients and their healthcare providers in obtaining proper, expeditious diagnoses and swift implementation of effective treatment plans. MSU will strive to provide:

  • Independent, interactive online support platforms to connect patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and family members,
  • Educational resources for patients and their families, caregivers, and the healthcare community,
  • Need-based financial support for medical-related expenses,
  • Information-based advocacy with all levels of policy-makers, insurance companies, and other medical service decision-makers, and
  • A portion of revenue as contributions to other Myositis-centered organizations to help promote research and treatment innovations.

(Mission and Vision Statements revised on November 20, 2015 to include Advocacy)

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