Global Care Network

A central priority of the Parkinson’s Foundation is to ensure that all people with Parkinson's disease (PD) can obtain the care they need to improve their health and quality of life. Currently, care for people with PD is varied and comprehensive care is not easily accessible.

The Parkinson’s Foundation Global Care Network creates more opportunities for people with PD to access high-quality care while also providing health professionals the chance to advance and share their knowledge.   

The Global Care Network broadens the Foundation’s footprint of care settings – closing the gap between those diagnosed with PD and those receiving comprehensive care, information and support. Our aim is to ensure that all people with PD have access to equitable and quality care - getting what they need, where and when they need it. This is essential to ensuring that all people with PD can live their best lives.

Global Care Network

Centers of Excellence

The Foundation has designated 47 medical centers around the world as Centers of Excellence, including 33 in the U.S. A Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence is a medical center with a specialized team of neurologists, movement disorder specialists, physical and occupational therapists, mental health professionals and others who are up to date on the latest PD medications, therapies and research to provide the best care. Each Center is required to meet rigorous care, clinical research, professional training, community education and outreach criteria. Every Center must reapply for designation after five years to ensure requisite standards of care.

Apply to Become a Center of Excellence

The Foundation is accepting applications for the Center of Excellence designation through Jan. 18, 2022. New designees will be announced in Summer 2022. For this application cycle, private or public healthcare facilities in the U.S., including those based in academic institutions, may apply for designation. Each Center of Excellence designation will be awarded based on a peer-reviewed application and review process.

CRITERIA

To better serve areas with the greatest need for high-quality care, application priority is given to medical centers that are: located in geographic areas that do not currently have a Center of Excellence; serve communities that have limited access to quality care resources services to bordering cities and states.

Application Details:

  • Application Due: Jan. 18, 2022
  • Site Reviews: March – May 2022
  • Award Notification: Summer 2022

APPLY

For more information, please contact clinicalaffairs@parkinson.org.

Comprehensive Care Centers

The newly established Parkinson's Foundation Comprehensive Care Center designation recognizes medical facilities with specialized, multi-disciplinary teams providing evidence-based PD care and are charged to meet the same criteria as Centers of Excellence, with the exception of clinical research. Each center is required to meet rigorous care, professional training, community education and outreach criteria. Every Comprehensive Care Center must reapply for designation after five years to ensure requisite standards of care.

Apply to Become a Comprehensive Care Center

The Foundation is accepting applications for the Comprehensive Care Center designation through Jan. 18, 2022. New designees will be announced in Summer 2022. Private or public healthcare facilities in the U.S., including those based in academic institutions, may apply for designation. Each Comprehensive Care Center designation will be awarded based on a peer-reviewed application and review process.

CRITERIA

To better serve areas with the greatest need for high-quality care, application priority is given to medical centers that are: located in geographic areas that do not currently have a Center of Excellence; serve communities that have limited access to quality care resources; provide services to bordering cities and states.

Application Details:

  • Application Due: Jan. 18, 2022
  • Site Reviews: March – May 2022
  • Award Notification: Summer 2022

APPLY

For more information, please contact clinicalaffairs@parkinson.org.

Parkinson’s Network of Excellence

A Network of Excellence is comprised of multiple, independent medical sites that together provide high-quality, patient-centered and multi-disciplinary care to people with PD within a specific country or region. A Network demonstrates exemplary care, innovative research, a commitment to medical professional training and educating the community of people with and affected by PD. Currently, applications are not being accepted for new Networks of Excellence.

Get Expert Care Today

Search for a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence or call our Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO.

For more insights on this topic, listen to our podcast episode “Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence: What Does it Take and What Does it Mean?”
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