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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.

  • U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

    MJFF Testifies on Capitol Hill about Risks of Proposed EPA Rule to the Parkinson’s Community

    Earlier today, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, testified on Capitol Hill before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

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    Letter to the Committee on Science, Space and Technology

    As 62 public health, medical, academic, and scientific groups representing millions of Americans, we write to reiterate our ongoing concern over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) …

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

    New Legislation Could Eliminate Barriers for Medical Cannabis Research

    There are several bills in the U.S. House and Senate designed to remove barriers that impede safe and legal access to cannabis by medical researchers.

  • Doctor's white coat and red stethoscope.

    URGENT: 2020 Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15

    During this period, Medicare beneficiaries may make changes to health care and prescription drug plans, which will take effect January 1, 2020.

  • Ted Thompson, Todd Sherer and Admiral Bill Mac Kenzie.

    Progress on the National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System

    MJFF met with the CDC to discuss the progress being made on the National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System.

  • From L to R: Dan Lewis, Christiana Evers (Parkinson’s Foundation), Gerry Haines, Ted Thompson (The Michael J. Fox Foundation), and Michael Sweet.

    2019 Parkinson’s Advocacy Awards Presented to Community Members

    These awards shine a spotlight on efforts to further policies that benefit people with Parkinson's, their families and care partners.

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

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