Healthy Communities

Shine Music Festival

12 Jul: Announcing the (Radically Inclusive) Shine Music Festival

Friends and supporters who give to the Davis Phinney Foundation through planned giving help ensure that we are able to continue to fulfill our mission to help people and families affected by Parkinson’s live well today and for years to come. Planned giving allows you to leave a legacy of support for the Foundation in many ways that you may not be able to do during your lifetime, and these ways to give may also provide tax benefits for you. To celebrate and thank bequest donors, we have created the Davis Phinney Foundation Legacy Society, whose members are thoughtful individuals who have chosen to leave a bequest or other planned gift to the Foundation.
Panelists

05 Jul: [WEBINAR RECORDING] HEALTH DISPARITIES AND PARKINSON’S: THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the myriad ways that structural racism and oppression affect healthcare and health outcomes, including wellbeing and quality of life. These same systemic issues plague the Parkinson’s community and result in care inequities and disparities that disproportionately affect people of color, women, people with limited English proficiency, and more.In this conversation, Nicte I. Mejia, MD, MPH, FAAN, and Aswita Tan-McGrory, MSPH discussed how these systems of racism and oppression affect our community, and how we can take these learnings and create the change needed to ensure all people can live well with Parkinson’s.
Woman holding Pride flag

23 Jun: HEALTH DISPARITIES AND PARKINSON’S: LGBTQ+ RESOURCES

When we started our Health Disparities and Parkinson's webinar series last year, we published a blog post to share definitions of language commonly used in equity and justice work. In this post, we add to the previous list by sharing definitions and resources that dig deeper into issues of gender and sexuality in advance of our webinar on June 29 that focuses on health disparities and Parkinson's in the LGBTQ+ community. 
Health Disparities and Parkinson's Webinar

02 Jun: [WEBINAR RECORDING] HEALTH DISPARITIES AND PARKINSON’S: STRUCTURAL RACISM AND OPPRESSION

Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the myriad ways that structural racism and oppression affect healthcare and health outcomes, including wellbeing and quality of life. These same systemic issues plague the Parkinson’s community and result in care inequities and disparities that disproportionately affect people of color, women, people with limited English proficiency, and more.In this conversation, Nicte I. Mejia, MD, MPH, FAAN, and Aswita Tan-McGrory, MSPH discussed how these systems of racism and oppression affect our community, and how we can take these learnings and create the change needed to ensure all people can live well with Parkinson’s.
Group of doctors in a meeting

04 May: WEBINAR: HEALTH DISPARITIES AND PARKINSON’S: STRUCTURAL RACISM AND OPPRESSION

Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the myriad ways that structural racism and oppression affect healthcare and health outcomes, including wellbeing and quality of life. These same systemic issues plague the Parkinson’s community and result in care inequities and disparities that disproportionately affect people of color, women, people with limited English proficiency, and more. During this webinar on Thursday, May 27, at 1 pm MDT, moderator Eden Mussie will lead a conversation between Nicte I. Mejia, MD, MPH, FAAN, and Aswita Tan-McGrory, MSPH, in which they will discuss how systems of racism and oppression affect our community, and how we can take these learnings and create the change needed to ensure all people can live well with Parkinson’s.