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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.


  • Washington D.C.

    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.

  • Capital Building

    Advocacy Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: Our Work in Washington, D.C. Continues

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Public Policy team is working with congressional aides and our colleague organizations in the health and research advocacy field to make sure the Parkinson’s…

  • Man viewing the 2020 Census website.

    Do Your Part to Ensure Your Community Is Represented in the 2020 Census

    The 2020 Census is now available to complete online. Take part to ensure your community gets accurately represented.

  • Capital Building

    What’s the Environment Got to Do with Parkinson’s Research?

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation is taking a multipronged approach to identify and eliminate environmental triggers of the disease through its federal policy, research, and community advocacy efforts.

  • Researcher-advocates with Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA).

    Parkinson’s Researchers Advocate on Capitol Hill: “To do the research, we need funding”

    As part of Researcher Hill Day, more than 50 Parkinson’s researchers met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to ask for increased federal funding for scientific research.

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

    Working on Your 2019 Taxes? Don’t Forget to Deduct Your Medical Expenses

    As you are preparing your income tax returns for the 2019 calendar year, remember that you can deduct medical expenses that exceed 7.5 percent of your annual income.

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

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