Press Releases

NEW YORK & MIAMI — February 25, 2019 — The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced the first members of its Aware in Care Ambassador Pilot Program, a volunteer group organized to help distribute Aware in Care kits that serve to bolster best practices in treating patients with Parkinson’s disease to both patients and healthcare providers.

Partnership with the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

NEW YORK & MIAMI, January 24, 2019—A Parkinson’s Foundation study recently published in the scientific journal, npj Parkinson’s Disease, found that a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) was associated with greater healthcare use and spending.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved INBRIJA™, a levodopa inhalation powder developed by Acorda Therapeutics, as a treatment for “off” periods in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who are treated with carbidopa/levodopa.

Quick Facts about INBRIJA™:

NEW YORK AND MIAMI— December 4, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation will host its first-ever conference focused on medical marijuana and Parkinson’s disease (PD) in Denver, CO, March 6-7, 2019.

MIAMI & NEW YORK — NOVEMBER 7, 2018 —The Parkinson’s Foundation hosted the first national forum for women with Parkinson’s disease (PD) on October 19 at Baylor College of Medicine, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, in Houston, TX.

NEW YORK & MIAMI — November 1, 2018 — The Parkinson’s Foundation is proud to announce that it is requesting applications for community grants to be awarded nationwide for health, wellness and education programs that address unmet needs in the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. In 2019, the Parkinson’s Foundation will award $1.2 million in community grants.

MIAMI AND NEW YORK—October 30, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation will host a Caregiver Summit – “Cumbre Para Cuidadores” – geared specifically toward caregivers of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

NEW YORK & MIAMI, October 29, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced the election of James F.T. Monhart to its board of directors.

NEW YORK AND MIAMI—October 22, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation has achieved a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.

The 4-star rating is the highest rating given only to nonprofit organizations that exceed industry standards and outperform peers, while demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

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