Your Members of Congress head back home to their states and districts periodically throughout the year when Congress is on recess. During these “breaks,” our elected leaders and their staff meet with constituents and community members in their home districts or states. Individual meetings, town halls, and other events are often scheduled weeks in advance so PAN is giving you the tools you need to start planning ahead and engage with your members while they are at home.
Federal Research Funding
The federal government funds medical research through the work of critical agencies and programs, including the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense Parkinson’s research program, and the Food and Drug Administration. PAN supports robust and sustained federal medical research funding to provide greater certainty for the research community and people with Parkinson’s and their families. Learn more.
Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act
The Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015 (H.R. 292/S.849) would create a national data collection system for neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data collected will provide a foundation for evaluating and understanding many factors of disease such as geographic clusters of diagnoses, variances in the gender ratio, disease burden, and changes in health care practices. The House of Representatives has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes this important priority. Learn more.
PAN has provided a series of tools to help you get started. Click on the links below for more information:
- Building a Relationship with Congress
- Scheduling Meetings with your Members of Congress and their Staff
- Attending Town Hall Meetings
- Engaging on Social Media
- Using Traditional Media
Please contact Jamie Tucker at [email protected].