Creating Healthy Parkinson’s Communities™ TOGETHER

For 18 years, the Davis Phinney Foundation has offered educational programs designed to help people live well with Parkinson’s. And we have learned, without a doubt, that the community connections we’ve made because of our programs are what create lasting change. That is why we launched our Healthy Parkinson’s Communities™ initiative: to reach and help more people with Parkinson’s live well by engaging community leaders who share our mission.

With 70 communities already participating in the program and with your support, we will expand our impact, working to ensure all people with Parkinson’s have access to critical and life-changing resources.

To donate by phone, call us at 866-358-0285.

The movement is growing

Communities across the US and Canada have started the initiative in their areas.
Explore the map below to see where we’re working.

How do I use this map?

You can explore this map by clicking on a state or province to see it more closely or by using the “+” and “-” buttons in the upper lefthand corner to zoom in and out. You can drag the map when you are zoomed in to move to different parts of it. If you’d like to reset your view, click the arrow button in the upper lefthand corner to zoom back out to see the entire map.

You can also click on an Ambassador or Community Grant icon to learn more about them, and soon you’ll be able to do the same with registered Community Action Committees!

Don’t see any activity in your area? We’re still growing and need your help. Complete our community survey to share more about your area and help us expand our support.

Help us keep our momentum

Since we launched our Healthy Parkinson’s Communities initiative in 2021, we have:

  • Invested nearly $375,000 in community initiatives addressing access, health literacy, and wellness programs  
  • Delivered more than 100 hours of training to Ambassadors and community leaders so they could bring more resources to their communities
  • Provided a “Getting Started Guide” to more than 125 communities to help them implement the initiative in their area
  • Created the Healthy Parkinson’s Communities HUB, an online community for volunteers to share stories and best practices
  • Expanded our team to focus on Hispanic community outreach and reach deeper into Spanish-speaking communities

With over one million people living with Parkinson’s in the US, which is expected to double by 2040, we need to plant seeds now that will benefit others for many years to come. Every dollar you give today will directly support the work of hundreds of volunteer leaders in cities across the country and those in their communities affected by Parkinson’s. 

Make a secure donation online or donate by phone at 866-358-0285

Contact us to learn more about supporting Healthy Parkinson’s Communities

Rich Cook

Director of Development


Claire Herritz

Individual Giving Manager