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Updates from Washington

News from our nation’s capital shifts rapidly, so it’s important to stay up to date. Here, you’ll find the latest information on policies impacting people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. Also learn how The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Parkinson’s advocates across the country are working to effect positive change for our community.

  • Public Policy and Parkinson's Disease: Highlights of the Past Year and Plans for 2017

    Looking Back: 2020 Highlights in Parkinson’s Public Policy

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation shares our top five policy accomplishments from 2020.

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    Our Work in Washington, D.C. on COVID-19: Supporting Vaccine Access for People with Parkinson’s and Increased Research

    MJFF's policy team is working urgently to advocate for several initiatives designed to support COVID-19 vaccine availability for people with Parkinson's and to increase research into the…

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    Michael J. Fox and Foundation Leadership Accept Advocacy/Policy Award from Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation received the Advocacy/Policy Award from the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration on December 8, 2020.

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    We Need Your Voice to Protect People with Parkinson’s in Nursing Homes

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation is urging Congress to support several bills that impact people with Parkinson’s living in nursing homes.

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    Filling in Gaps: MJFF Offers Funding to Extend California Parkinson’s Registry

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation is granting $380,000 in extension funding to the California Parkinson’s Disease Registry to be used through June 30, 2021.

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    How MJFF Advocates for the 80,000 U.S. Veterans with Parkinson’s Disease

    This Veterans Day, The Michael J. Fox Foundation is recognizing the estimated 80,000 veterans living with Parkinson's in the United States.

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