Navigation Links
The Medtronic Foundation Awards Fourth Grant to the National Parkinson Foundation's National Parkinson Care Network Program
Date:4/7/2009

MIAMI, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has been awarded its fourth grant from the Medtronic Foundation Patient Link program to address health disparities in Parkinson's disease (PD). Medtronic Foundation funding for the National Parkinson Care Network (NPCN), a national outreach program of NPF, totals approximately $1 million.

Since its inception, NPCN has reached over 3 million consumers with information about the signs of Parkinson's disease and available community resources, educated more than 5,000 health care workers and offered expert opinion on Parkinson's topics through media venues.

Through NPCN, NPF Centers across the nation have been trained in effective strategies for cultural competence, outreach and building community partnerships with diverse, urban and rural, medically underserved communities.

"NPF is proud of our longstanding partnership with Medtronic and our joint commitment to reaching underserved communities," said Joyce Oberdorf, NPF President and CEO. "The strategies developed through this partnership have served as national models, as we continue to explore new ways to leverage community networks to reach Parkinson's patients, their families, and the health care professionals who treat them."

The NPCN initiative focuses on:

  1. Building partnerships with national organizations which have extensive community-based networks providing services to medically underserved groups.
  2. Training front-line providers to ensure that all persons living with PD receive the best care possible and empowerment resources at their local points of service.
  3. Developing consumer empowerment materials to help families affected by PD to access informed PD care.
  4. Training NPCN regional representatives in key topics around forming partnerships and outreach work through webinars and other training opportunities.
  5. Conducting Leadership Dialogues with administrators and program directors to raise awareness to the complexity of Parkinson's care and the need for more responsive and integrated systems of care and support.

NPF is working with the National Area Health Education Center Organization (NAO-AHEC) and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and community health center networks, each of which serves millions of individuals and families in diverse, rural and medically underserved communities. NPF provides free brochures ("What You Should Know About Parkinson Disease") in seven different languages: English, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Creole and Korean.

About the National Parkinson Foundation

Since 1982, NPF has funded more than $140 million in care, research, outreach and support services for its Centers network, addressing unmet needs at all stages of Parkinson's disease. In FY 2009, NPF funded a total of nearly $9 million in programs dedicated to Parkinson's disease.

Founded in 1957, the National Parkinson Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of Parkinson's care and develop exemplary care for this generation of Parkinson's patients through research, education, and outreach.

For more information about the National Parkinson Care Network or the National Parkinson Foundation, please visit www.parkinson.org or call 800-327-4545.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Parkinson Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Kyphon Announces Special Meeting Date to Vote on Proposed Medtronic Merger
2. The Law Offices of John David Hart: Texas Man Sues Medtronic in Body-Snatching Case
3. Amicus Brief Filed with U.S. Supreme Court in Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc.
4. Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead Lawsuit Claims Center Opens to Aid Victims
5. Another Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead Lawsuit is Filed in Federal District Court
6. Wolf Popper Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Medtronic Inc. - MDT
7. Medtronic Mediterranean Launches Worlds First Arabic-Language Integrated Insulin Therapy for Improved Diabetes Management
8. Supreme Court Hears Case on Federal Pre-emption of Safety Standards for Medical Technologies (Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc.)
9. Shareholder Class Action Filed Against Medtronic, Inc. by The Law Firm of Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP
10. Medtronic Spine, Formerly Kyphon Inc., to Pay U.S. $75 Million to Resolve Allegations Of Defrauding Medicare
11. Medtronic Celebration of Courage Set for September 13th
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... Airy Jeanine is putting ... Songwriter-Producer Corey “Chorus” Gibson who has worked on hits by mega-artists like Rihanna, ... https://twitter.com/coreychorus , The sessions taking place in North Jersey’s Cybertime Studios ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... ... Shah MD, MBA has joined the Retina Group of New York (RGONY) specializing ... M. Maisel, MD and has been providing tertiary medical and surgical retinal care on Long ... expectations amongst her peers. Growing up in a family of doctors, Dr. Shah emulated ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... have seen and heard the dangers and downsides of patients who do not do ... devices. The field of cosmetic dermatology is in the midst of a renaissance and ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... won "Best Surgical Facial Rejuvenation" at the 2016 Anti-Aging & Beauty Awards ... , The Aesthetic & Anti-aging Medicine European Congress (AMEC) brings together ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... Columbus, OH (PRWEB) , ... December 05, 2016 ... ... novel engineering solution called the CardioQuick Patch® significantly improves the reproducibility and accuracy ... usability in various healthcare settings. , Over the last 60 years, studies ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... , Dec 5, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their offering. ... , , ... reach 17.27 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2016 ... growing number of obesity cases, increasing government spending on healthcare, and rising ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... PharmaBoardroom today releases its new 70 page Switzerland Healthcare & Life ... , , ... stakeholders crucial insight into Switzerland ; a country located ... of the world,s most important international health institutions as well as two ... number one ranking globally in terms of ease of doing business and ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... , Dec. 4, 2016 Blueprint ... in discovering and developing targeted kinase medicines for ... from its ongoing Phase 1 trial evaluating BLU-285, ... with advanced systemic mastocytosis (SM). Blueprint Medicines is ... of D816V mutant KIT. Approximately 90 to 95 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: