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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.


  • More Medication but Fewer Side Effects

    People with Parkinson’s Rely on the United States Postal Service

    Protecting the United States Postal Service is important because many people with Parkinson’s receive medications and other medical equipment reliably through the mail.

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    Top Five Things to Keep in Mind When Advocating for Policy

    We spoke with Seth Turner, Director of Citizen Engagement at the Congressional Management Foundation to understand what matters when advocating with our lawmakers.

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    News from DC: New Bill on Congress Floor to Ban Paraquat, Herbicide Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

    Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO) have introduced a bill to reduce the number and types of toxic chemicals and ban the herbicide paraquat in the United States.

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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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