Improving Epilepsy Education, Systems of Care, and Health Outcomes ...
The CDC Epilepsy Program is announcing a new, FY21 non-research NOFO designed to improve health and quality of life for people with epilepsy. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures that can be caused by many different conditions that affect a person’s brain. In the US, about 3.4 million people have active epilepsy1 (physician-diagnosed epilepsy either currently under treatment or accompanied by 1 or more seizures in the past year). Epilepsy is a challenging public health problem: · 56% of adults with epilepsy taking seizure medicine have uncontrolled seizures.2 · 42% of children with epilepsy live at or close to poverty level.3 · 66% of adults with epilepsy have 4 or more other chronic conditions.4 · 25% of the public say they would be nervous around a person with epilepsy.5 Epilepsy is complex for individuals to manage.6 People with epilepsy may: · Take many medicines and see multiple doctors. · Face stigma. · Not participate fully in socie...
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