The National Parkinson Foundation has made great strides in Parkinson's care, research and community outreach; some of our key milestones include:
"Center" Care Model
If you receive Parkinson's care at an academic medical center, you're likely receiving comprehensive care formed by NPF's model. Today's best care is delivered in an expert care model that NPF created.
Find an NPF Center of Excellence.
NPF has led the field in researching the factors relating to hospital outcomes for people with Parkinson's, and designed the Aware in Care hospital kit in response to make hospital stays safer for people with Parkinson's.
Order and Aware in Care kit.
Parkinson's Outcomes Project
As the largest clinical study of Parkinson's ever, data from this study has produced results that have changed Parkinson's care, including the treatment of depression, the importance of exercise and in-depth studying of people who have lived well with Parkinson's for 20+ years.
Learn more about the Parkinson's Outcomes Project.
NPF has funded pioneering research into how different people experience cognitive impairment as part of Parkinson's and how differences in brain structures appear in people who experience it and people who don't.
Read about grants from our Clinical Research Fund.
Our focus on expert care has shown that it can save the lives of 4,500 with Parkinson's every year – but if everyone with Parkinson's could get the benefits of extra care, another 7,000 lives could be saved.
Learn more about expert care and Parkinson's.
Moving Day® Walk for Parkinson's
Through walks across the country, NPF engages and galvanizes communities to beat Parkinson's. Proceeds from Moving Day® are dedicated to local education, exercise classes and wellness programs, as well as national research initiatives.
Find a Moving Day® Walk
NPF provides the Davis Phinney Foundation will our Parkinson's Disease 101 curriculum for use at each of their summits.
Learn more about Parkinson's
Dance for PD
The original Dance for PD program was developed at an NPF Chapter with NPF support.
Find an NPF Chapter