About the Partner

npj Parkinson’s Disease is part of the Nature Partner Journals series and is published by Springer Nature in partnership with The Parkinson’s Foundation.

The Parkinson’s Foundation is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. They work for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson’s through educational programs and services. The foundation was formed by the merger of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the Parkinson's Disease Foundaiton (PDF), both established in 1957. Their vision is to make life better for people with the disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. For over half a century, The Parkinson's Foundation have made solid progress that has significantly improved care of the disease through clinical research studies and ground-breaking treatments. The Parkinson's Outcomes project, the largest-ever clinical research study of Parkinson's disease includes nearly 10,000 patients from four countries that is designed to change the course of the disease. The foundation drives and sets the standard of expert care in Parkinson's through their Centers of Excellence network, which are chosen from the top ranks of academic medical centers where dedication to exemplar patient car is paried with groundbreaking research. 

Since its founding, The Parkinson's Foundation has dedicated over $105 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and over $44 million to support national education and advocacy initiatives. At the heart of everything they do, the Parkinson's Foundation builds on the energy, experience and passion of the global Parkinson's community.

The Parkinson's Foundation Promise:

The challenges of living with Parkinson's disease, improving care and finding a cure can seem overwhelming. No individual or group can go it alone. We are the Parkinson's Foundation. A community. An Alliance. A movement. Where people living with Parkinson's, families, caregivers, scientists, advocates, donors, and volunteers join forces to improve lives and advance towards a cure.

For over half a century, we've made tanigble progress on all fronts, from the largest clinical study of Parkinson's ever, which has significantly improved care, to breakthrough treatments. Today we continue to:

  • provide life-changing support to people living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers
  • fund game-changing research on treatment and care
  • convene the best minds from every corner of the global Parkinson’s community to find new approaches that enhance care and move us closer to a cure.

Everything we do is based on experience and informed by facts. The people we serve deserve nothing less than the highest level of support based on validated research and deep encouragement grounded in reality. Our donors and volunteers need to know that we are 100% accountable. This is why we focus on verifiable outcomes, not vague promises. In partnership with the entire Parkinson's community, we are making a real difference in people's lives —and we have the research, data, and stories to prove it. This is what happens when we all pull together as one global, determined, and inspired movement. Better. Lives. Together. 

-The Parkinson's Foundation