General Information Regarding Parkinson’s

The Parkinson’s Outreach Association aims to provide access to research and resources for people in North Florida to better understand Parkinson’s disease so that they may be able to recognize early warning signs, feel supported in their decision to seek medical treatment, and be provided with outstanding emotional, physical, and mental support.

Parkinson’s Resources

  • MICHAEL J FOX FOUNDATION – Dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through funded research and ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s. https://www.michaeljfox.org/
  • AMERICAN PARKINSON’S DISEASE ASSOCIATION – Founded in 1961, APDA is the nation’s largest grassroots network dedicated to assist the more than 1 million Americans living with Parkinson’s. https://www.apdaparkinson.org/
  • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, REGARDING PARKINSON’S – Offers information on Parkinson’s disease, research, predicting cognitive deficits and dysfunction, deep brain stimulation, genetic testing and more. Visit website
  • PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION – The Parkinson Foundation and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation have joined forces to become the Parkinson’s Foundation. https://www.parkinsonsfoundation.org
  • DAVIS PHINNEY FOUNDATION – Offers inspiration, education, and wellness resources as well as online webinars, DVDs, and other educational tools. https://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/
  • MELVIN WEINSTEIN PARKINSON FOUNDATION – A not-for-profit organization that helps people with Parkinson’s live safe and independently by obtaining equipment and other needs when one cannot afford it. http://www.mwpf.org/

Financial Resources

  • PAN FOUNDATION – The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with chronic, life-threatening and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications. Partnering with generous donors, healthcare providers and pharmacies, PAN provides the underinsured population access to the healthcare treatments they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their quality of life. Since its founding in 2004, PAN has provided more than 605,000 underinsured patients with nearly $2.4 billion dollars in financial assistance, through over 50 disease-specific programs. Visit website
  • THE ASSISTANCE FUND -The Assistance Fund provides financial support to patients who are critically or chronically ill in order for them to receive their life-saving, high-cost medications. These can include support with co-pays, deductibles, and insurance premiums. These often stand between access to greatly needed medications and patients who desperately need them. Assistance Fund can provide financial relief for those struggling to financially afford care. Visit website