Recess Toolkit

Your Members of Congress head back home to their states and districts periodically throughout the year when Congress is on recess. During these “breaks,” our elected leaders and their staff meet with constituents and community members in their home districts or states. Individual meetings, town halls, and other events are often scheduled weeks in advance so PAN is giving you the tools you need to start planning ahead and engage with your members while they are at home.

Key Issues:

Federal Research Funding
The federal government funds medical research through the work of critical agencies and programs, including the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense Parkinson’s research program, and the Food and Drug Administration. PAN supports robust and sustained federal medical research funding to provide greater certainty for the research community and people with Parkinson’s and their families. Learn more.

Telehealth
Telehealth has the potential to be a valuable service for people with Parkinson’s in terms of improving quality of life and management of symptoms by increasing access to specialists. Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, health IT, or connected care, is the remote delivery of healthcare services and clinical information using telecommunications technology. PAN aims to remove current barriers to the expansion of telehealth use for people with Parkinson’s: state physician licensure policies and Medicare reimbursement. Learn more.  

Resources
PAN has provided a series of tools to help you get started. Click on the links below for more information:

Send Us Your Feedback 

PAN would like hear about your engagement with Congress. Click here to complete a quick form so that we can learn from your activities this August.

Questions? Please contact Jamie Tucker at [email protected].