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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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    Let Your Voice Be Heard this Summer

    Starting on August 3, members of Congress will be in their home districts for August recess. Join us as we advocate for policies on behalf of the Parkinson’s community this summer.

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    The New York Times Covers Environmental Factors in Parkinson’s Disease

    New York Times columnist Jane E. Brody recently reported on potential environmental causes of Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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    Making Telehealth Permanent Beyond the Pandemic

    The MJFF public policy team has been advocating for telehealth for years and is now actively working to make telehealth services permanent beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Our Work in Washington, D.C. to Advocate for Parkinson’s Research Won’t Stop

    The pandemic has reinforced the importance of federally funded biomedical research.

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    People with Parkinson’s Need Access to Mental Health Care: Congressional Briefing Explains Why

    On May 27, The Michael J. Fox Foundation co-hosted a virtual congressional briefing about access to mental health care to educate Members of Congress and their staff about this issue.

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    MJFF and American Lung Association Team Up to Protect Critical Science

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and American Lung Association speak out against a harmful rule proposed by the EPA.

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