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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: 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.

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

    Congressional Caucus on Parkinson’s Disease Recognizes April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month

    Joint chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Parkinson’s Disease submitted a resolution designating April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month in the United States.

  • Screenshot from the 2021 Parkinson's Advocacy Awards ceremony

    Parkinson’s Advocacy Awards Presented to Congressional Leaders and Community Members

    The Parkinson’s Advocacy Awards recognize outstanding individuals or groups who advocate on behalf of the Parkinson’s community.

  • Screenshot from the 2021 virtual Parkinson's Policy Forum

    2021 Virtual Parkinson’s Policy Forum Urges More Federal Investment in Parkinson’s Research

    MJFF hosted the virtual Parkinson’s Policy Forum to bring advocates together to ask their members of Congress for increased funding for the Parkinson’s Research Program at the Department of Defense.

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