Epilepsy Foundation Florida

About Epilepsy Foundation Florida

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with over 50 local organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against seizures since 1968. We are an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. We work to prevent, control, and cure epilepsy through community services, public education, federal and local advocacy, and supporting research into new treatments and therapies. We work to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential.

Our local network provides direct services and connections in communities across the United States for individuals and families impacted by seizures and epilepsy. Each local foundation provides education and outreach to community organizations like school systems, emergency services, and local governments.

The Epilepsy Foundation is excited to announce the creation of the new Epilepsy Foundation Florida chapter. This chapter is part of, and led by, the resources and expertise of the national Epilepsy Foundation.  Meredith Terrian is the new executive director for Epilepsy Foundation Florida. Meredith started in February 2019 and is located in Tampa, FL. 

Public Education

We provide educational support for individuals and families to help make sure they can manage and control their seizures to the best of their ability. Special initiatives help individuals and caregivers improve their overall health and raise awareness about the risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). In addition, we educate the general public to help improve understanding of epilepsy, seizure recognition, and first aid. Epilepsy.com is the largest online education and community portal in the world for epilepsy education and awareness, with over 19 million global visitors a year.

Research into New Treatments and Therapies

Our epilepsy research ecosystem covers the entire spectrum of discovery – from the idea to market. We foster the development of new scientists and support research that leads to better treatments and care and an end to SUDEP. We strive for excellence, innovation, and radical thinking to end epilepsy.

Federal and Local Advocacy

We are committed to people with epilepsy, their family members, and caregivers; to advocating for funding for epilepsy programs, research, and a cure; to policies that promote research and innovation; to improving access to and coverage of quality care and essential services; and to the protection of the rights of individuals with disabilities. These broad goals guide our federal and state advocacy activities.

 

Address and Contact Information

Epilepsy Foundation Florida
8301 Professional Pl Ste 200
Landover  Maryland  20785-2353
United States
(800) 332-1000
(800) 332-1000

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Our Mission

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

 
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