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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.


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    Advocacy Works: Capitol Hill Is Buzzing About Parkinson’s

    Learn about recent policy “wins” that could not have happened without advocates across America lifting their voices and raising priority for Parkinson’s research.

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    Congress Considering Bill to Support Family Caregivers

    A bill circulating within Congress could help provide financial relief to millions of family caregivers.

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    Five Big “Wins” in Public Policy: Your Parkinson’s Advocacy Is Making a Difference

    The first half of 2021 has been a remarkable time for MJFF’s public policy advocacy on behalf of people and families living with Parkinson’s, as well as for researchers working on a cure.

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    Advocacy Works: California Funds Its Parkinson’s Disease Registry

    California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget, which includes $8.4 million over four years for the California Parkinson’s Disease Registry.

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

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Expands Benefits for People with Parkinsonism Associated with Agent Orange Exposure

    The VA announced they will put into effect legislation to provide health care and benefits for veterans who served in the military in Southwest Asia with Parkinsonism related to Agent Orange exposure.

  • Ask the MD: Living with Parkinson’s Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

    People with Parkinson’s Need Access to Telehealth

    Congress has introduced important and relevant legislation designed to keep telehealth as a permanent option. Join us in advocating for this legislation.

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