Outreach Initiatives

Helping people affected by Parkinson’s disease to get the great care they deserve and get help coping with this devastating illness is central to the mission of the National Parkinson foundation.  This outreach mission includes four main facets which permeate our programs:

  • Raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease in the general public and in the medical community;
  • Delivering national programs that help people, train physicians, and publish resources;
  • Working with and supporting regional Parkinson’s organizations through our chapter network; and
  • Partnering with other organizations to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease, its diagnosis, treatment, and advance research.

If you need help, there are lots of great resources available on this website.  If you or a loved one have a problem, please call our helpline, at 1-800-4PD-INFO.  We have many resources in many languages, including our well-known, well-regarded Rainbow Book series in English and Spanish.

If you can help, there are many ways for people to get involved.  You can participate in one of our programs, join a chapter, host a fundraising event, or make a donation!  Everything you do helps us to improve the lives of people living with this disease.

Creating Connections 

Chapters and Support Groups

Through our network of chapters with over 25,000 members, and more than 900 support groups we provide assistance to thousands of people annually. Chapters encourage personal empowerment with counseling, exercise and wellness programs, family and caregiver programs, volunteer opportunities, and advocacy issues. Each NPF chapter also organizes a variety of events to raise funds and awareness.

Call 1-800-473-4636 or search for local resources to find a chapter or support group in your area.

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