November 28, 2016
Spotlight on Epilepsy in Veterans
In recognition of National Epilepsy Awareness Month and Veterans Day, the CDC Epilepsy Program wrote this Announcement that highlights the greater risk of developing epilepsy among Veterans.
The CDC Epilepsy Program and colleagues from the US Department of Veterans Affairs Epilepsy Centers of Excellence authored this new study that examines mortality in veterans with epilepsy who were deployed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Veterans are at higher risk of developing epilepsy than the general public. CDC and its partners have resources and tools to help veterans and their families.
New Community Resource: Virtual Healthy Schools
Our colleagues in the CDC School Health Branch have launched the Virtual Healthy School, an interactive tool that shows how components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model can be integrated into schools. It provides information about epilepsy and training programs for school staff, in addition to other health conditions and services, physical activity, health education, and other important school-related topics.
Check out new publications from the CDC Epilepsy Program and our funded partners.
This month’s highlight is a new study indicating the effectiveness of TIME, an epilepsy self-management program. Read more about TIME on the CDC-funded MEW Network website.