Health Related Advocacy Groups for Parkinson's Disease
TD-1600.2570 * YF-3000.6160
Organizations that are dedicated to protecting and improving the quality and affordability of health and long term care for all individuals and advocating for changes in the health care system that will achieve these goals. Specific issues may include extending the reach of childhood immunization programs, expanding services for people with specific disabilities or health conditions, funding medical research, supporting or opposing stem cell research, establishing the liability of managed health care organizations and nursing facilities for the consequences of their decisions, providing a prescription drug benefit for the elderly, passing a powerful patient's bill of rights, advocating for universal health care or taking a position on the merits of specific medical procedures or forms of treatment.
A chronic nervous disease that is characterized by a fine, slowly-spreading tremor, muscular weakness and rigidity, and a peculiar gait.