Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA

Where we live and serve

Baton Rouge, LA.

About our CAC

We currently have 10 members with representatives from the medical field, neuropalliative care, city and Parish government, local churches, and people with Parkinson’s, particularly those utilizing Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) technology. We also offer two support groups and enjoy a melting pot culture in South Louisiana. 

We recently created a hospitality committee to informally connect and meet for lunch or coffee to build and improve these important relationships.

Our “Why?”

Currently, our community experiences a lack of knowledge and awareness about Parkinson’s and has little or no access to Movement Disorder Specialists or even general neurologists for the underserved populations of our city.

Our Healthy Parkinson’s Community Vision

Our community has the goals of improving Parkinson’s health care for every single person, including those who have great access but are not necessarily getting the correct care; creating general awareness among all factions within our metropolitan communities; introducing the programs available currently among a broad section of folks; and defining the needs of all and assisting in the development of programs to address unmet needs. 

Support from the Davis Phinney Foundation can best serve us by connecting us to programs that work well in other similar areas and provide grants where needed.