Epilepsy Program Success Stories
Epilepsy is a public health problem that is common, challenging, and complex for individuals to manage. The CDC Epilepsy Program supports national and local epilepsy organizations and universities to raise awareness, reduce stigma, train professionals, and connect people with epilepsy to programs that teach self-management skills. These Success Stories illustrate how partners have used CDC funds to improve care and quality of life for people with epilepsy.
Increasing Delivery and Coordination of Epilepsy Care and Self-Management Supports: The Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas
The Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas has increased access to multiple self-management programs for people with epilepsy living in and around San Antonio, Texas. pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]
Case Western Reserve University developed and implemented this psychosocial treatment program that blends education, goal setting, and behavioral modeling in a group format. The program empowers people with epilepsy to take ownership of their care to reduce their depressive symptoms. pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]
Dartmouth University developed and implemented a memory training program that offers practical strategies and a focus on problem solving for people with epilepsy and cognitive difficulties. pdf icon[PDF – 3 MB]
The Epilepsy Foundation has developed a standardized, web-based seizure recognition and first aid certification program. pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]
The University of Washington has developed a program that improves well-being and self-management skills among adults with epilepsy through education, training, goal setting, and support. pdf icon[PDF – 8 MB]
Primary care providers increase their knowledge about epilepsy through this tele-mentoring program that connects them with specialists. pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]
Three universities demonstrate how this telehealth program improves mental health for diverse groups of people with epilepsy.
This Success Story describes a ground-breaking CDC-funded project in South Carolina that serves as a model for epilepsy surveillance activities.