The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) holds several webinars throughout the year about the latest policy issues and to educate advocates about how to become more effective voices for the Parkinson’s community.
I am the Four Percent: How a Bill Becomes a Law
June 22, 2015
More than 90 percent of bills introduced never make it beyond their initial day in the spotlight. PAN staff walk through the process of a bill becoming a law from idea to committee to the President’s desk, identifying the potential challenges and opportunities along the way.
Watch the webinar.
Impact of Election Results on Parkinson’s Advocacy
November 19, 2014
PAN staff discussed the impact of 2014 mid-term election results on Parkinson’s disease advocacy. The make-up of the newly-elected 114th Congress and its leadership will have an effect on both the direction of issues important to our community and our strategy as effective advocates. Participants learned more about what to expect to see in months ahead in Washington. Watch the webinar.
Fall of Appropriations
September 8, 2014
PAN staff described what may happen with the federal budget process before the September 30 deadline, and how the Parkinson’s community may engage with their Members of Congress to ensure funding is protected and preserved for biomedical research. Watch the webinar.
Nonprofit Volunteer’s Guide to Engaging Candidates
August 13, 2014
It’s an election year! Before the votes are tallied on November 4, there are a number of ways that you can get involved as a PAN volunteer and member of the Parkinson’s community. Presenters from Nonprofit VOTE and PAN give an overview on how you can educate voters in your area and engage with political candidates on important Parkinson’s issues.
Watch the webinar. | Get more resources.
Building Relationships with Congress at Home
June 24, 2014
PAN staff led a discussion about how to connect with your Members of Congress in your state and district. The webinar includes the strategies that work best and links to PAN resources to help you become a lead contact for your Members of Congress on important Parkinson’s policy issues. Watch the webinar.
Medicare Coverage of Therapy Services
November 21, 2013
Join PAN staff to learn more about Medicare therapy services and PAN’s efforts to extend the exceptions process for medicare therapy caps and ultimately eliminate therapy caps altogether. Watch the webinar.
Affordable Care Act
October 10, 2013
PAN staff led a webinar on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on the Parkinson’s community. Participates received a broad overview of the Health Care Exchanges, the impact of the ACA on Medicare and Medicaid, and learned more about resources PAN has available. Watch the webinar.
The Power of Advocacy
Every family has a connection to disease — oftentimes, more than one. Families and individuals also are concerned about how and where federal dollars are spent. “The Power of Advocacy” is a lively, educational discussion in which advocacy experts share their inside tips and tricks for how to make your voice heard in the halls of Congress. Whether you’re advocating in support of Parkinson’s disease research or another issue that’s just as important to you, the experts in this video share their own experiences – as private citizens, advocacy professionals, and congressional staff. Watch the webcast.
Caregiver Interview Series
Caregivers are important members of the Parkinson’s community, and their advocacy voices make a difference in the fight for better treatments and cures. PAN hosted an interview series with three experts to help educate the community on caregiving, and what federal and state support might be available to spouses, partners, children, friends, and loved ones who help care for a person with Parkinson’s disease. Watch the webcast.