Make Parkinson’s A Priority
Parkinson’s Australia is the national peak body and charity representing Australians living with Parkinson’s.
Did you know an estimated 700,000 people are directly impacted by Parkinson’s? They either have Parkinson’s, provide care to someone with Parkinson’s,
or have a family member or close friend affected by Parkinson’s.
Make Parkinson’s a Priority is the Action Framework created by Parkinson’s Australia, all State-based Parkinson’s organisations, Shake It Up Australia
and the Parkinson’s community to reflect the needs of people living with, and affected by Parkinson’s. You can view,
or download, a copy of the Action Framework here.
The Parkinson’s community asks the Government to Make Parkinson’s a Priority through:
- Recognition of Parkinson’s as a National Health Priority Area;
- Investment in better care and support for people living with Parkinson’s through equitable access to Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists and equitable access to medications and therapies;
- Investment and capacity building in Parkinson’s research; and,
- Investment in upskilling the workforce to enable timely diagnosis, better care and support of people living with Parkinson’s.
President of Parkinson’s Australia, Paul Davies, says: “Parkinson’s Australia is seeking a commitment from the Commonwealth and States to a best
practice, evidence based and nationally consistent approach to supporting people living with Parkinson’s and for investment in research to
find better treatments and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s.”
Parkinson’s Australia launched the Parkinson's Australia Action Framework at a Parliamentary breakfast on 15 March.
You can Make Parkinson’s a Priority by becoming involved in the campaign. We welcome family, friends, GPs, Nurses, Aged Care facilities,
Neurologists and other health professionals to sign up.
Click on this link to subscribe and support the campaign.
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