A Closer Look

Looking Forward to Working With You

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you as the new CEO of the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN). I have a bit of history with PAN in that PAN and my former employer, the National MS Society, are critical allies and partners in DC. I've had the pleasure of working with many of the PAN staff, including the former CEO Amy Comstock Rick, on issues of common concern like medical research funding, telehealth, and the need to establish a registry or surveillance system for people with Parkinson's and MS. Learn more.

Congress Passes CR to Fund Government

Congress has passed a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded through December 11. The CR was necessary to avoid a government shutdown. Learn more.

PAN Participates in Rally for Medical Research

PAN joined hundreds of advocates for the second annual Rally for Medical Research on Capitol Hill on Thursday, September 18. Learn more.

Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

PAN is joining Nonprofit VOTE and many other organizations to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September 23, 2014. Learn more.

Two Telehealth Reports Released

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel recently released reports on telehealth, also known as telemedicine. Learn more.

Rally for Medical Research National Call-in Day

The Second Annual Rally for Medical Research is taking place today, September 18, on Capitol Hill. More than 300 people from across the health advocacy community, including PAN staff, will be participating in 200 scheduled meetings with Congressional offices in support of funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – and we need your help. Learn more.

Congress Likely to Move Forward with CR to Fund Government

The House Appropriations Committee has released a draft continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded through December 11. Learn more.

Medicare Therapy Caps: What's Next?

This year, we got closer than we ever have before to permanently repealing the Medicare therapy caps, but we still have more work to do. Learn more.

Telehealth and Medical Research Events in DC

PAN, our advocates, and our partners will be participating in two events next week: National Health IT Week and the Rally for Medical Research. Learn more.

Illinois State Director Speaks at 21st Century Cures Roundtable

On Sept. 5, Illinois State Director Roger Halleen participated in a 21st Century Cures roundtable hosted by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) and Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) in Springfield, Illinois. Learn more.