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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.


  • Podcast: Dystonia Causes and Care

    Your Elected Officials, Your Voice: Coming Together to Speed a Cure

    Did you know the government plays an important role in helping find a cure for Parkinson’s, and in caring for those living with the disease? In this episode, Michael J. Fox Foundation policy experts…

  • Kansas elected officials and advocates

    Policy Advocates Secure Parkinson’s Awareness Month Proclamations in their Communities

    This Parkinson’s Awareness Month, policy advocates raised awareness in their communities by to securing proclamations and resolutions to commemorate April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

  • Boxing for Parkinson’s

    Does Your Insurance Plan Cover Boxing? It Could. Advocate Today!

    MJFF Board Member and former Congressman Jack Quinn is using his story to advocate for Parkinson's care and research policy priorities.

  • Aerial view of Capital Building

    MJFF Supports Health Care for America’s Veterans Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

    The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hosted a discussion this week about health care costs for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals during service.

  • Capital Building

    Public Policy Progress in 2021 Advances MJFF Mission

    Thanks to our policy advocates, 2021 saw significant public policy advances in the Parkinson’s arena.

  • Johnny Isakson

    Tribute: Honoring Senator Johnny Isakson

    Former Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson passed away on Sunday, December 19 at home in Atlanta. At MJFF, we were honored to have worked with Senator Isakson, his staff, and his Senate and House…

Michael J. Fox in blue sweater posing for the camera.

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