Join the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) in our efforts to secure at least $16 million in funding for a critical Parkinson's research program at the Department of Defense (DoD) in Fiscal Year 2015! Learn more.
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have begun work on their respective Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 appropriations bills. Most of the drama typically associated with appropriations season is absent this year because top-line spending limits have already been set by the budget agreement passed by Congress in December 2013. Committee leaders have given direction to the subcommittees to start drafting the 12 annual appropriations bills in the form of 302(b) allocations, which provide guidance for how federal spending should be distributed among various agencies and departments. Learn more.
The Alliance for Connected Care held two Hill briefings this week to announce the release of a new literature review titled, The Empirical Foundations of Telemedicine Interventions for Chronic Disease Management. The literature review looked at published literature on telemedicine management of three chronic diseases: congestive heart failure, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Learn more.
Since New Jersey State Director Myra Hirschhorn first heard about the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) 10 years ago, she has become a fierce advocate and leader for people with Parkinson’s disease in her local community and the state of New Jersey. Learn more.
On May 6, PAN brought together advocates, policy experts, and health providers to discuss the implications of using telehealth for people with Parkinson’s disease and the policy hurdles to making it available to more people. Learn more.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has extended its deadline to submit comments on its proposed revisions to rules used to evaluate whether people with Parkinson's and other neurological disorders qualify for disability to June 2, 2014. Learn more.
(WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014) – The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN), a national nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of the Parkinson’s disease community, gathers advocates, policy experts, and health providers today in Washington, DC to discuss implications of using telehealth for people with neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease and the policy hurdles to making it available to more people. Learn more.