Epilepsy Foundation Iowa

About Epilepsy Foundation Iowa

The Epilepsy Foundation of Iowa is a statewide Chapter of the National Epilepsy Foundation serving all 99 counties in the state. The Foundation hired their first staff in the state in July 2007, which has grown to two full time program & services staff and one part time administrative staff. Offices are located in Des Moines and Iowa City. EF Iowa has an Advisory Board, which consists of volunteers who support the Epilepsy Foundation’s mission, purpose, goals, policies and programs. We hold our Iowa Walks for Epilepsy in the spring and our Iowa Seizure Smart Conference featuring epilepsy experts in the fall. We also provide seizure education programs to a variety of groups including school staff, school nurses, students, day care center staff, senior caregivers, law enforcement, first responders, direct support staff and community/civic organizations. Epilepsy Empowerment Groups are held at various locations across the state and we also provide epilepsy youth camp scholarships. We provide information and assistance to guide people to resources to help overcome challenges that often come along the journey of having seizures, so they can live a better life with their epilepsy.

Iowa Programs, Services & Outreach

  • Iowa Seizure Smart Conference
  • FREE Seizure Recognition & First Aid Training
  • Epilepsy Empowerment Group Meetings
  • Epilepsy Education & Literature
  • Epilepsy Education Folders for newly diagnosed
  • Individual & Family Support
  • Information & Referral
  • Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program
  • Kids Crew
  • Iowa Epilepsy Youth Council
  • Free medical epilepsy ID bracelets/necklaces
  • Iowa Youth Epilepsy Camp Scholarships
  • Iowa Walks for Epilepsy
  • Community & Health Fairs
  • Involvement in state and national epilepsy related advocacy groups
  • Grassroots Advocacy

Job Announcement

Individual Gift Officer
Epilepsy Foundation Iowa – Des Moines

How to Contact Our Staff

Email us at iowa@efa.org

Roxanne Cogil - Executive Director CEP: rcogil@efa.org or 515.259.8528

Ballard Jones - Community Operations Manager: bjones@efa.org or 205.453.8281

Jeretta Hulsey-Taylor - Administrative Coordinator: jhulsey-taylor@efa.org or 301.918.3781

Address and Contact Information

1111 9th St Ste 370
Des Moines  Iowa  50314-2501
United States

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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