Advocacy

Sign the Epilepsy Research and Medical Marijuana Petition!

  The Epilepsy Foundation of America has started a petition on the White House website. We need your help!  We are calling on the President and the Drug Enforcement Administration to reschedule marijuana to a lower level under the controlled substances act.  The Foundation supports this change to benefit greater access to marijuana and its […]

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Funding for Epilepsy Services Eliminated

The Epilepsy Foundations of Pennsylvania rely on state funding to provide services for you! From first aid training’s in schools and educating Emergency Responder’s to referral services, we are able to help you better because of the support from the state budget. Unfortunately epilepsy services have been cut from the next fiscal budget. This is […]

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School Nurses’ Webinar

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April 2012 E-Newsletter

Visit our site April 2012 Calling All Epilepsy Advocates! If Someone You Love Has Epilepsy or Seizures… Contact PA Governor Corbett and your elected officials today! The upcoming month is critical to reinstating the state funding for epilepsy services and it depends on you! Do not rely on your neighbor to speak up; we need […]

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Kids Speak Up! 2012

On April 1st – April 3rd, the EFEPA participated in the Epilepsy Foundation of America’s annual Kids Speak Up!  This program is the centerpiece advocacy initiative with over 250 advocates, including other Epilepsy Foundation affiliate staff, parents, children, doctors and volunteers that come from across the nation to share their story, raise awareness, and discuss […]

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Institute of Medicine’s Report: Epilepsy Across the Spectrum

Recently, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report, Epilepsy across the Spectrum. The report highlights numerous gaps in the knowledge and management of epilepsy and recommends actions for improving the lives of those with epilepsy and their families, while promoting a better understanding of the disorder.  It also brings to light that at least […]

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Call to Action

GOVERNOR CORBETT PROPOSES ELIMINATION OF EPILEPSY FUNDING IN BUDGET ACT NOW – EPILEPSY HAS BEEN OVERLOOKED & UNDER FUNDED FOR TOO LONG! On Tuesday, February 7, Governor Tom Corbett presented his state budget proposal to the General Assembly calling for the elimination of 33 state budget line items.  Included in this is the Department of […]

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National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month and the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania is spreading the news and asking our 18 counties to join us in awareness. The EFEPA organized many ways you can participate in National Epilepsy Awareness Month. We will be kicking off the month with an awareness campaign, including Philadelphia’s skyline going purple, […]

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Thank You PA Epilepsy Advocates!

Dear Pennsylvania Epilepsy Advocates, You’ve done it!  You helped to ensure that funding for epilepsy services in Pennsylvania will continue throughout next year.  The final state budget enacted by Pennsylvania does include a specific line item for epilepsy services and $390,000 in state funding for epilepsy programs. Congratulations to all of the advocates who made this possible! […]

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