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One million

people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson’s


people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Parkinson's every year

Ten million

people worldwide are living with Parkinson's

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Closing Parkinson’s care gaps is aim of new, free course for providers

Parkinson’s News Today
May 22, 2023
To help offset the lack of specialty care for Parkinson’s disease, the Parkinson’s Foundation is offering providers access to the virtual course “Utilizing Quality Measures to Improve Parkinson’s Care: What Every Neurologist Needs to Know.” Eli Pollard, chief training and education officer for the Parkinson’s Foundation, provides commentary.

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Black Adults Face Delays in Parkinson’s Diagnosis and Treatment

May 22, 2023
Research shows that Black adults with Parkinson’s disease are less likely to receive a diagnosis than their white peers, and if they do get one, they’re more likely to get it later in the disease process. This article shares the story of Richard Huckabee, a research advocate for the Parkinson’s Foundation, and the obstacles he faced in receiving a PD diagnosis. Dr. Chantale Branson, who leads PD GENEration efforts at Morehouse School of Medicine, is interviewed.

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Looked Over, Left Behind: Black Americans Face Gaps in Parkinson’s Care

U.S. News & World Report
May 11, 2023

Whether due to provider shortcomings, barriers to care or a lack of awareness about Parkinson’s disease, experts worry Black individuals aren’t getting the help they need. Halston Mathis shares her stepfather’s experience with PD, and Morehouse School of Medicine’s Dr. Chantale Branson speaks to the importance of raising awareness and including the Black community in PD research. The Parkinson’s Foundation and Branson work together collaboratively to increase the participation of Black individuals in PD GENEration.

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