Since 1983, the Michigan Parkinson Foundation (MPF) has focused on the educational and support needs of people with Parkinson's, their families and health professionals. Through a strategic planning process, the following have been developed as guiding principles:
To educate and provide support to people with Parkinson's and related disorders, their loved ones and care partners, and the physicians and other allied health professionals who diagnose and treat those affected by the illness.
To support research into the mechanisms underlying the disease and therapeutic strategies aimed at reducing the burden of illness.
To engage and enlist the support of institutions and individuals whose activities impact the needs of people with Parkinson's and related disorders.
MPF will be the premier education and support organization in Michigan for people with PD, their care partners, and the physicians and allied health professionals that diagnose and treat PD patients.
Every person with Parkinson's and related disorders shall receive responsive compassionate quality care and support.
Achieve Mission and Vision while operating at breakeven or higher level.
Use Internet to electronically share data and reach a broader base of target audiences interactively.
Develop state-wide relationships with physician and other health professionals to create a network of support for support groups and individuals affected by Parkinson's disease.
Maintain programs and published materials to be at the leading edge of evolving research for treatments, diagnostics, education and support of Parkinson's and related disorders.
Sustain recognized status as major state resource and provider of the most comprehensive information and services on behalf of people with PD, families and providers.
Seek best balance between volunteers and MPF staff to create a cohesive team, ensure Mission/Vision/Values are upheld, and provide maximum funds flow to programs.
Maintain the highest level of ethics in all relationships.
Adopt a continuous improvement model and develop cohesiveness to maintain a highly integrated team.