The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) works on a wide range of policy initiatives in order to achieve better governmental policies for the treatment and prevention of Parkinson’s disease and an improved quality of life for those living with the disease.
Current Key Initiatives:
Federal Research Funding and Gaining Access to Telehealth Services
- PAN is requesting at least $32 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and an increase for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in FY 2015.
- PAN is requesting at least $16 million for the Department of Defense Parkinson’s research program (also known as NETPR) in FY 2015.
- PAN has taken a leadership role in the Parkinson’s and broader health advocacy community around the issue of telehealth by advocating to remove the current policy barriers to the practice of telehealth. Telehealth could allow people with Parkinson's to see specialists via telecommunications technology.