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Act Now: Urge Congress to Fund a National Parkinson’s Database

(February 20, 2018) - Currently, we do not have accurate and comprehensive information on how many people are living with Parkinson's disease, who they are and where they are located. Scientists need access to this information to further research and help bring new therapies to market.

In 2016, Congress passed legislation to create the National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System, designed to gather vital patient demographic information. This would allow scientists to better understand neurological diseases, including Parkinson's, and refine their research. However, the system was never funded and has not been implemented.

Congress is debating the Fiscal Year 2018 budget and has limited time to make spending decisions. Urge your lawmakers to provide this system with full funding and finally make it a reality. Click here to take action now!