The Healthy Parkinson’s Communities (HPC) Network is an impact network across North America. It is a growing system comprised of Community Action Committees (CACs), coalitions of diverse leaders united in changing how people live with Parkinson’s in their communities.
More about the Network
The HPC Network centers on local leadership and deployment of resources and strategies while providing regional and national support. Community Action Committees (CACs) are central to this work and are created and led by advocates working at the local level. CACs work together to highlight local resources, address needs, and take action toward the common goal of building a healthy Parkinson’s community.
Communities that join the network through a formal registration process gain access to:
- Exclusive training and professional development tools for advocates and volunteers in their community
- Davis Phinney Foundation staff support to help their community assess their readiness and set their vision and goals
- The opportunity to network and learn from other communities working to improve people’s lives through participation in our online HUB, online groups and meetups, and our annual Leadership Conference
Meet the Communities
Baton Rouge, LA
Hornsby, NSW, Australia
Nova Scotia, Canada
The Capital Region
Interested in starting this initiative in your area?
Read more about getting started on our blog or download our Getting Started Guide for more information.
Questions? Visit our FAQ for more information or contact us.
Are you interested in joining the Healthy Parkinson’s Communities Initiative as an Ambassador or a Network Community? Submit your interest using the form below! After sharing your information with us, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to complete your application.
More About Our Application Process
In our years working with community leaders, educators, advocates, mentors, and more, we have learned that most people come to us knowing one thing for sure: They want to create change to help people live well with Parkinson’s.
We have developed our current application process which includes a simple form (linked below) as well as what we call our “Community Superpowers Quiz” to help us learn more about the wealth of passion and innate strengths you bring to this work. By sharing more about yourself, you will give our team helpful insights to help match you with the opportunities that most closely align with your goals.