March 30, 2017
March 26 was Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness, and March is also Brain Injury Awareness Month. In recognition, CDC released a new feature on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and epilepsy. Also check out the new look to our homepage and our new School Health Profiles Brief focused on epilepsy data.
Did you know that TBI can cause epilepsy? If you or someone you care for has had a head injury, talk to a doctor about the risk of seizures and epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Program is excited to release the School Health Profiles and Practices Brief: Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder. This brief highlights epilepsy-related data from the 2014 School Health Profiles survey and shares resources for schools, parents, and communities.
Check out the new CDC Epilepsy Program website homepage! The new Quick Links box at the top of the page will help you find things more easily.
Stay current with CDC Epilepsy program news on the What’s New in Epilepsy page. Current highlights include:
- PEARLS Training April 13-14 in Seattle, WA
- Outcomes from the South Carolina Surveillance Registry
- New data shows the Healthy People 2020 Target has been met
- MEW Network FY16 Executive Summary
The CDC Epilepsy Program has updated its funded programs logic model, which describes goals and activities for FY17.
Check out new publications from the CDC Epilepsy Program and our funded partners.
Did you miss this February feature?
The Dartmouth College Prevention Research Center used CDC funding to create HOBSCOTCH (HOme Based Self-management and COgnitive Training CHanges lives) – an evidence-based program that improves memory and overall health in adults with epilepsy.