Healthy Parkinson’s Communities™ is a new initiative led by the Davis Phinney Foundation to help support community leaders, volunteers, and advocates in the pursuit of making the places where we live, work, and play more inclusive and supportive for those living with Parkinson’s.
We know that the needs of those affected by Parkinson’s often exceed the resources available to help them. Most organizations and community leaders we hear from wish they had more hands on deck, more access to financial resources to support initiatives, and more awareness about Parkinson’s in their area. Our Healthy Parkinson’s Communities initiative is designed to address these needs and help communities go further than they could alone. We aim to:
- Ensure Parkinson’s community leaders have the knowledge and resources they need to make a positive and sustainable change in their community
- Encourage and support data-informed initiatives aimed at increasing access to and engagement with resources that improve quality of life for people with Parkinson’s at a grassroots level
- Work with communities towards increased awareness of and health literacy about Parkinson’s in their areas
Visit the Healthy Parkinson's Communities website to learn more about this initiative or click the links below to learn more about how you get get involved in the programs that are part of this work.