Our Mission: 

The Epilepsy Action Network (EAN) is a coalition of patient groups dedicated to improving the lives of people with epilepsy and their families through public policy advocacy. We advocate for policies that promote epilepsy research, improve access to care, and foster patient-centered innovation.

The EAN serves as a grassroots advocacy outlet allowing many groups in the epilepsy community to come together. We build on momentum from the 2012 Institute of Medicine report (Epilepsy Across the Spectrum), as well as the collaborative efforts of the Epilepsy Leadership Council (ELC). The EAN will only advocate on issues where all EAN members agree.

Our Policy Priorities:

  • Access. Improving access to quality care; and supporting public health programs like Medicaid and those at the CDC that improve the lives of people with epilepsy.
  • Research. Advocating for federal funding for research at NIH, CDC, and other agencies to discover new treatments, find a cure, and expand our understanding of epilepsy, seizures, mortality in epilepsy and SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy).
  • Innovation. Bringing the epilepsy community’s voice to the discovery, development, approval, and delivery of new treatments by strengthening engagement at FDA, CMS, and PCORI.

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