The Epilepsy Foundation is committed on behalf of people with epilepsy and their family members and caregivers to an effective advocacy program. Our priorities include:
•Securing federal funding for epilepsy programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), epilepsy research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and promoting safety, efficacy and research at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
• Ensuring access to health care that is affordable and physician-directed
• Fostering biomedical innovation through incentivizing development of new therapies and the promotion of research to gain a better understanding of causes, consequences, and outcomes, and, ultimately, cures for all the epilepsies
• Safeguarding disability rights and ending discrimination through awareness
We work with thousands of grassroots advocates across the country to support policies that are advantageous to the epilepsy community. We advocate for these policies on the federal and state level. Sign up for our Speak Up, Speak Out! Advocacy Network to join the effort here.