Founded in 1978, the Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to a singular mission: To improve the quality of life for patients, caregivers, and families affected by Parkinson’s Disease in the State of Alabama. We do this in a variety of ways that include: providing support, distributing information, increasing awareness, amplifying local programs, encouraging collaboration, and supporting research to lead to new and improved treatments for Parkinson’s disease that will ultimately lead to a cure.

Many of the PAA founders were patients, caregivers, family members, or medical professionals affected by Parkinson’s Disease. Their profound understanding of Parkinson’s disease led to the adoption of a mission statement that includes caregivers and their families due to the significant role they play in ensuring the highest possible quality of life for the patient throughout the disease progression.

PAA represents all Parkinson’s Disease patients throughout the state. As such, The Board of Directors remains current on the latest legislative and research information in order to do the most good for the majority of persons affected by Parkinson’s disease, regardless of their location in Alabama.