Janice McCauley, Director:
Community Partners for Parkinson Care (CPP): Linking Local Parkinsonís Disease Resources with Diverse and Underserved Communities
Community Partners for Parkinson Care (CPP) is a National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) program which targets culturally diverse and underserved populations to provide information and support to persons with Parkinsonís disease and to improve access to care.† Parkinsonís disease affects at least 1 million Americans. This very complex disease can be treated, but education and training of professionals and patient populations is essential for effective treatment.
with NPF Centers, networks have been established with local diverse communities
in six regions of the
CPP is a four phase project. The phases and some objectives are as follows:
I.††† Community Engagement
-Identifying partners, training in outreach methods, (especially to diverse populations), emphasizing mutual respect
II.†† Forming Community Coalitions-Developing Action Plans
††††† -Develop action plan with outreach strategies
III. Implementing Outreach Action Plans
IV. Sustaining and Integrating Community Partnerships
this is a national program,
This presentation will outline the Community Partners for Parkinson Care Program, including lessons learned about what barriers were overcome, the roles of those involved in the program, and progress made since its inception.
Janice McCauley, Director of Parkinsonís Services
1000 E Walnut Lawn