The CDC Epilepsy Program is pleased to announce new features on our website at www.cdc.gov/epilepsy.
Improving Epilepsy Programs, Services, and Outcomes through National Partnerships
The CDC Epilepsy Program will be releasing a non-research Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in February 2016 designed to improve health and quality of life for people with epilepsy.
The new FOA will support activities with the following long term goals:
- Increase the number of people with epilepsy who get appropriate and timely medical care.
- Improve social participation (such as employment and school attendance) among people with epilepsy.
- Decrease public stigma of epilepsy.
- Improve health and quality of life of people with epilepsy.
2. Fast Facts
See newly released numbers that show how many people have epilepsy in the United States.
See new 2015 studies published by the CDC Epilepsy Program and its grantees.
If you have epilepsy and smoke, it’s important to quit now!
- A recent CDC study showed that people with active epilepsy are as likely to smoke cigarettes as people without epilepsy.
- About 48% of current smokers with active epilepsy tried to quit in the last year.
- Everyone who smokes is at risk for serious health effects such as stroke, coronary heart disease, many kinds of cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and tooth loss.
Learn more about how people with epilepsy can quit smoking.
Read other CDC features on epilepsy.
Thank you for your interest in the CDC Epilepsy Program!