Considering the growing number of people living with Parkinson's disease (PD), Parkinson’s Foundation courses aim to help each member of healthcare teams provide better Parkinson’s care.
We focus on best-practice care training, providing the latest information and increasing access to free educational tools for people living with Parkinson's, their care partners, doctors, nurses and care team members.
Learn and apply best-care Parkinson's knowledge through our multiple in-depth accredited and non-accredited online training courses designed for health professionals.
Target audience: physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, psychologists, dentists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, social workers and other healthcare professionals.
In support of improving patient care, Parkinson's Foundation is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Parkinson’s Foundation has been authorized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to award CNE credit. The participant will be awarded up to 46.00 CNE credit(s) for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
Education Series for Community Providers
This six-part series of self-paced online accredited courses, developed with support from the CVS Health Foundation, is designed to help healthcare professionals deliver culturally competent, high-quality Parkinson’s care.
Team-Based Palliative Care Essentials for Parkinson’s Disease
As palliative care needs are significant contributors to quality of life in PD, an outpatient palliative care model may improve symptom burden in PD and improve end-of-life care.
Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty
Nurses are critical to Parkinson's care. If you are a nurse educator, help us prepare the next generation of nurses to improve PD care across the nation.
Physical Therapy Courses
We guide you through how to evaluate, treat and deliver comprehensive Parkinson's care through physical therapy. Designed by Parkinson’s experts and physical therapists, this course uses interactive video lectures and lessons.
Team Training - Virtual
This intensive virtual course aims to increase knowledge about PD and build capacity for comprehensive interprofessional, patient-centered care. Offered in spring (from January through March), this program is self-paced until the final week of the course, which culminates in four virtual learning sessions where all students apply what they learned and virtually network.
Genetic Counseling and Testing Program
This program seeks to increase awareness and the number of people with PD getting genetic testing and counseling. This four course series is free and self-paced.
Looking for our non-professional online courses?
Care Team Approach to Cognitive Changes
This course focuses on thinking changes and the challenges of living with Parkinson’s. A specialized health professional discusses cognition from their viewpoint in each section of the highly informative series.
Professional Ed Talks
These accredited short courses focus on peer-to-peer interaction and best practice implementation strategies while including real world scenarios with people with PD. The goal is to provide clinicians, researchers and health professionals with knowledge they can apply to patient care tomorrow.