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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.


  • 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.

  • Common Questions from Our Webinar on Parkinson's Medications

    People with Parkinson’s Need Access to Affordable Prescription Medications

    Members of Congress will soon begin discussing drug pricing legislation, and hearing from those impacted by Parkinson’s disease is a key part of ensuring any legislation reflects the needs of the…

  • Capitol building in Washington D.C.

    A Meeting with The White House: Our Partners in Research Toward a Parkinson's Cure

    MJFF leadership — including Michael J. Fox, Co-Founder Debi Brooks, CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, and SVP of Public Policy Ted Thompson — met virtually with White House representatives to discuss how robust…

  • Capitol building in Washington D.C.

    Bringing Parkinson’s Policy Priorities to the New Congress

    On January 3, Representatives and Senators were sworn in for the 117th Congress in the United States.

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

    Looking Back: 2020 Highlights in Parkinson’s Public Policy

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation shares our top five policy accomplishments from 2020.

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

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