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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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    National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act Will Be Reintroduced in New Congress in 2023

    Congress has introduced The National Plan to End Parkinson's Act, the first-ever legislation solely devoted to ending Parkinson’s disease.

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    Parkinson’s Policy Network Digest: Advocacy Driving Progress

    In this blog, we share updates and what’s next for Parkinson’s public policy.

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    Parkinson’s Policy Network Digest: Updates from Recent Grassroots Advocacy

    In this blog, we share some recent updates and what’s next for the Parkinson’s Policy Network.

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    Your Elected Officials, Your Voice: Coming Together to Speed a Cure

    Did you know the government plays an important role in helping find a cure for Parkinson’s, and in caring for those living with the disease? In this episode, Michael J. Fox Foundation policy experts…

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    Policy Advocates Secure Parkinson’s Awareness Month Proclamations in their Communities

    This Parkinson’s Awareness Month, policy advocates raised awareness in their communities by to securing proclamations and resolutions to commemorate April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

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    Does Your Insurance Plan Cover Boxing? It Could. Advocate Today!

    MJFF Board Member and former Congressman Jack Quinn is using his story to advocate for Parkinson's care and research policy priorities.

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