Family wearing purple smiling for cdc funding

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Epilepsy program tracks epilepsy, seizures, risk factors, co-occurring conditions and access to care through surveys and research; partners with epilepsy organizations like the Epilepsy Foundation to promote prevention, raise awareness and reduce stigma; supports trainings for health care providers, schools, law enforcement and others to recognize seizures and deliver the right care; and connects people with epilepsy to programs that teach self-management skills and improve emotional health. The CDC’s Epilepsy program is funded every year through the congressional appropriations process.


In Federal Fiscal Year 2021, the Foundation urged Congress to provide $11.5 million for the CDC’s Epilepsy program.


In the final FY 2021 spending bill, Congress provided $10.5 million for the CDC Epilepsy program. 

Engagement and Resources

Thursday, January 28, 2021