Unfortunately, many communities do not have access to the most up-to-date information and high-quality resources on Parkinson’s disease, even in the biggest cities. Every community has its own culture and flavor, and community outreach programs must recognize these differences to be successful. To design appropriate programs, it is also crucial to have a trusted contact and champion within the community. Aaron Daley of the University of California, San Francisco, describes his center’s outreach efforts and what is needed to bring Parkinson’s resources to underserved and underrepresented communities.
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