National Organizations

International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalonyelitis  (IACFS/ME), is an organization of scientists, physicians  and health professionals that promotes research and patient care, publishes a journal, and conducts scientific conferences.

Solve ME/CFS Initiative (formerly CFIDS Association of America) is the leading organization focused on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), working to make the desease understood, diagnosable, and treatable. 

National CFIDS Foundation, Inc. was founded by CFIDS activists.  The goals of the Foundation are to fund research, expedite treatments, and inform patients through their web site and newsletter.

National Fibromyalgia Partnership, Inc. (NFP) offers high quality, medically accurate information on fibromyalgia symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and research through their web site and a quarterly journal.  

Fibromyalgia Network has information about symptoms and diagnosis, treatment and research news, and coping strategies on their website.


Choosing which path to follow to find


information and treatment can be a


confusing and frustrating experience.


A local support group is a good place


to start, but there are a number of


national nonprofit organizations


dedicated to helping persons with


chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia


and related disorders.  Here are a few


that our members have found helpful.

Central Virginia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Association, Inc.