Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations (AIRPO)
“Each AIRPO member organization seeks to address the diverse challenges facing the Parkinson’s disease community. AIRPO allows us to develop solutions to these challenges together. Having the opportunity to learn from each other, and in some cases to work together, will enhance our collective ability to serve people with Parkinson’s disease.”
– Former Chair of AIRPO
Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania (PFWPA) is proud to be a member of the Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations (AIRPO), a consortium formed with the shared goals of finding a cure for Parkinson’s and supporting those who live with the disease. AIRPO encourages collaboration, leverages organizational strengths and maximizes efficiency within its founding member organizations, which include PFWPA, Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS), Michigan Parkinson Foundation, Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, and Parkinson Association of the Rockies.
AIRPO formalizes a collaboration that began in 2009 between HAPS, Parkinson’s Foundation (PF) and several independent regional nonprofit organizations. AIRPO, by leveraging each member’s unique expertise, will enrich programs available to the Parkinson’s disease community and build a support network for the member organizational leaders. The foundation’s role in AIRPO is to offer administrative guidance and management support. Each regional organization retains its status as an independent nonprofit organization.
PFWPA is a proud member of AIRPO, accessing the many benefits of shared resources and perspectives from prominent and innovative Parkinson’s organizations from across the country. By expanding communication on a national scale, PFWPA is devoted to adopting new ideas and treatments generated through AIRPO, and will continue to provide the latest services and programs to help people affected by the disease throughout metropolitan Houston.
PFWPA is proud to collaborate with our peers around the country who are also providing valuable services to their local Parkinson’s communities:
Michigan Parkinson Foundation
Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation
Parkinson Association of the Carolinas
Parkinson Association of the Rockies
Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society
Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s Foundation of Oklahoma
Houston Area Parkinson Society
Southwest Parkinson Society
To be accepted to AIRPO, members must be independent nonprofit organizations and have a mission that is clearly dedicated to improving the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease. Nonprofit Parkinson’s organizations that are interested in learning about AIRPO should contact Parkinson’s Foundation at [email protected]. For more information about HAPS role in AIRPO, please contact [email protected].