Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that is characterized by unprovoked, recurrent seizures that disrupt communication among brain cells. The CDC estimates that 467,711 children in the United States between the ages of 0 and 17 have epilepsy. Seizures and epilepsy have a serious impact on the lives of children; affecting brain development in early childhood and potential educational achievement.
Eliminating seizures while preventing side effects is potentially achievable for many children. However, organized systems of services are not in place to provide timely access to care that could improve the quality of life for children with epilepsy.
How We’re Helping
Through two projects, we have worked to improve access to comprehensive, coordinated healthcare and related services for children and youth with epilepsy.