Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder causing a gradual loss of motor control. Currently, 13,000 British Columbians, and approximately 12% of Canada's population over the age of 80, are living with the disease. Although treatment is complex, it is one of the most treatable neurological conditions. Yet, according to the BC Ministry of Health, in 2012/2013, $112 million was spent in BC on direct care related to PD. Through better education and the development of a provincial strategy, we believe patient outcomes can be improved.
Parkinson Society British Columbia aims to be an effective lobbyist for issues important to the Parkinson's community. To be successful, we need the grassroots support of our community.
If you are interested in joining our provincial and/or national advocacy networks, please contact:
Jean Blake, Chief Executive Officer.
[Advocacy Ambassador Recruitment Poster]
LEARN MORE ABOUT:
- February 14, 2017 - Government of British Columbia
Health Minister to Cover Parkinson's medication [read]
- December 8, 2016 - The Vancouver Sun
Opinion: Five things Victoria can do to help Parkinson's patients stay independent