Advocacy

18 May, 2019

Teens Speak Up, Speak Out

By |2019-05-18T06:11:28-04:00May 18th, 2019|Advocacy, Legislative|Comments Off on Teens Speak Up, Speak Out

Epilepsy Advocates and Partners Successfully Preserve Medicare's Six Protected Classes Policy Last month, teen advocates and their families from around the country gathered in Washington, DC for the Epilepsy Foundation of America's Teen Speak Up and Public Policy Institute Conference. The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA was proud to send Ben Manicke of Bangor, PA and [...]

29 June, 2015

PA Budget Eliminates Funding for Epilepsy Services

By |2017-05-09T01:09:15-04:00June 29th, 2015|Advocacy, Education, Legislative, Media|Comments Off on PA Budget Eliminates Funding for Epilepsy Services

    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. [...]

29 June, 2015

Summer Stroll for Epilepsy Team Spotlights

By |2017-05-09T01:45:44-04:00June 29th, 2015|Advocacy, Awareness, Donations, Fundraiser|Comments Off on Summer Stroll for Epilepsy Team Spotlights

The Summer Stroll for Epilepsy is so important to us because it brings together the entire epilepsy community in a show of support for those impacted by seizures. That's why our theme is "Who Do You Stroll For" -- to help others learn more about epilepsy and honor those living with it each and every day. One [...]

10 June, 2014

Epilepsy Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park!

By |2017-05-09T01:54:49-04:00June 10th, 2014|Advocacy, Awareness|Comments Off on Epilepsy Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park!

Mark your calendars: July 26th is Epilepsy Awareness Night with the Philadelphia Phillies! Watch our hometown heroes take on the Arizona Diamondbacks while you treat the hero in your life to a wonderful night. Plus you'll help us create more awareness of epilepsy! What could be better? Visit www.phillies.com/epilepsyfoundation to purchase your tickets. Prices range from $17 [...]

2 April, 2014

Sign the Epilepsy Research and Medical Marijuana Petition!

By |2017-05-09T01:58:30-04:00April 2nd, 2014|Advocacy, Awareness, Education, Epilepsy Medication, Legislative, Treatment|Comments Off on 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 [...]

7 March, 2014

Funding for Epilepsy Services Eliminated

By |2017-05-09T01:59:16-04:00March 7th, 2014|Advocacy, Awareness, Legislative|Comments Off on 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 [...]

31 July, 2013

Make an Impact, Support Camp Achieve 2013!

By |2017-05-09T02:07:31-04:00July 31st, 2013|Advocacy, Fundraiser|Comments Off on Make an Impact, Support Camp Achieve 2013!

Please consider supporting Camp Achieve 2013 and pave the way for our campers to create unforgettable memories, build relationships and experience the best that summer has to offer! This summer while most kids are enjoying their time off at camp, swimming, or even going for a bike ride, know that there are many kids who [...]

17 July, 2012

Epilepsy Services Saved

By |2017-05-09T13:28:29-04:00July 17th, 2012|Advocacy|Comments Off on Epilepsy Services Saved

It is with great sincerity that we inform you that epilepsy services have been restored in the state budget. The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania (EFEPA) encourages you to thank your elected officials for supporting the 2012-13 appropriation for epilepsy support services within Pennsylvania’s General Fund Budget.  Our entire organization appreciates the fact that you reached [...]

24 April, 2012

April 2012 E-Newsletter

By |2017-05-09T13:31:09-04:00April 24th, 2012|Advocacy, Awareness, Education, Fundraiser, Legislative, Newsletter|Comments Off on 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 [...]

23 April, 2012

Kids Speak Up! 2012

By |2017-05-09T13:32:47-04:00April 23rd, 2012|Advocacy, Awareness, Legislative|Comments Off on 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, [...]

5 April, 2012

Institute of Medicine’s Report: Epilepsy Across the Spectrum

By |2017-05-09T13:33:35-04:00April 5th, 2012|Advocacy, Awareness, Education, Treatment|Comments Off on 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 [...]

7 March, 2012

Call to Action

By |2017-05-09T13:44:58-04:00March 7th, 2012|Advocacy, Legislative|Comments Off on 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 [...]

27 October, 2011

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

By |2017-05-09T13:39:35-04:00October 27th, 2011|Advocacy, Education, November Epilepsy Awareness Month|Comments Off on 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, [...]

15 July, 2011

Thank You PA Epilepsy Advocates!

By |2017-05-09T13:41:40-04:00July 15th, 2011|Advocacy, Legislative|Comments Off on 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! [...]

23 June, 2011

Call to Action!

By |2017-05-09T13:42:31-04:00June 23rd, 2011|Advocacy, Legislative|Comments Off on Call to Action!

FUNDING FOR EPILEPSY SERVICES CUT ACT NOW - EPILEPSY HAS BEEN OVERLOOKED & UNDER FUNDED FOR TOO LONG! The Pennsylvania Senate plans to vote on a state budget proposal within the next few days, BUT the current budget proposals do not have a line item or funding for epilepsy services! PLEASE, take the time today [...]

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