Reps. Burgess (R-TX) and Van Hollen (D-MD) have introduced HR 292, the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015. The bill would create a national data collection system at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) focused on neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s disease. It is estimated that between 500,000 to 1.5 million Americans are living with Parkinson’s, but the truth is we do not have accurate information on how many people are living with the disease and what causes the disease. This lack of core knowledge inhibits Parkinson’s research, programs, and services.
The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) strongly supports this legislation. Similar legislation passed unanimously in the House of Representatives in 2010 but stalled in the Senate – we believe this is the year we’ll be successful but we need your help! Learn more here and click here to take action.