This month, we’re sharing resources to help you get started creating change in your community. Creating change can mean a lot of things; we focus here on determining where to start your work based on existing resources and barriers in your community, while also considering how people’s different needs play into their response to community resources. For this step, it’s important to understand issues within the systems of your community that could create barriers to change. It’s also important that you host listening sessions to better learn about community needs straight from community members.
As we round out the first month of 2021, we want to take a moment to celebrate the public launch of our Healthy Parkinson’s Communities initiative and share resources with you so you can bring it to your community. Every month we will share resources that we find meaningful in addition to creating tools of our own. While we love creating comprehensive guides to living well, sometimes there are incredible resources that already exist and don’t require replication. We hope the combination of materials will inspire you to act in your community.