Be an Advocate
Despite enormous advances in brain research, brain and central nervous system disorders remain the nation's leading cause of disability, and account for more hospitalizations and prolonged care than almost all other diseases combined.
Uncertain federal funding for health initiatives, especially geriatric health initiatives, impacts our ability to serve older adults in our community and throughout the U.S. and puts in question resources needed to continue to make research strides in aging–related diseases, from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases to osteoporosis and cancer. At stake is funding for the National Institutes of Health — of which the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke are a part.
Funding fuels research initiatives and important basics like geriatric education centers to help train the next generation of physicians, nurses, and health care workers.
You Can Help
To learn more about becoming an advocate, visit Parkinson's on Action.
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