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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.


  • 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…

  • What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for the Parkinson’s Community?

    $90 Million in Health and Disease Research in the Works at DOD

    A new research framework at DOD that proposes at least $90 million in research funding around diseases like Parkinson’s, diabetes and others is under consideration for approval by Congress.

  • Capitol building in Washington D.C.

    Join Our Team to Increase Federal Parkinson’s Research Funding

    Our policy team provides an update on federal Parkinson's research funding.

  • Equipment at a doctor's office

    Medicare Open Enrollment starts October 15

    The 2022 Medicare Open Enrollment period is from October 15 to December 7.

  • Capitol building in Washington D.C.

    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.

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

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