Projects and Training
Through its long-standing partnerships and collaborations, CDC promotes increased awareness about and acceptance of people with epilepsy and counteracts the social stigma associated with this disorder. One way this is accomplished is through training programs tailored to the educational needs of various groups such as students, teachers, nurses and first responders. There are also projects underway that are working to help people with epilepsy control their disorder and its effects on their life.
Law Enforcement/First Responders Training Curriculum A national education and outreach program to educate and train law enforcement and emergency response personnel to increase their recognition of seizures and promote safe and appropriate intervention practices.
- Extension of Project Uplift A program for preventing depression in people with epilepsy.
- Training for Students and Teachers Seizures and You: Take Charge of the Facts is an epilepsy awareness program and curriculum designed through a partnership between the Epilepsy Foundation (EF) and the CDC to educate teens and pre-teens ages 11-18.
- Training for Nurses Managing Students with Seizures: A Training for School Nurses is designed to provide school nurses with information, strategies and resources to better manage students with seizures.
- Managing Epilepsy Well Network (MEW) A network working together to promote epilepsy self-management research and improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy.
- CDC s Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) Work Four university PRCs are working with the Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) network to help people with epilepsy control their disorder and its effects on their life.