The Parkinson’s Foundation works to ensure the health and well-being of women living with Parkinson's disease (PD). The Women and PD Initiative and Women and PD Teams to Advance Learning and Knowledge (PDTALK) are two of our major efforts to ensure better care for everyone.
The Women and PD Initiative launched in 2015 with a 3-day meeting of 25 women leaders who gathered to learn about gender differences in PD, including sexuality and emotional health and to gain the tools and leadership skills they need to advocate for the specific needs of women with PD.
This, along with the foundation’s Women and PD TALK, will help the Parkinson’s community address long-standing gender disparities in Parkinson’s research and care. Women and PD TALK is working to develop the country’s first patient-centered recommendations to improve the health of women living with PD.