The Epilepsy Foundation Alaska is the principal advocate for the epilepsy community in Alaska.
Over 7,200 people in Alaska are living with epilepsy or seizure related conditions.
The Epilepsy Foundation Alaska is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Advisory Board.
Epilepsy Foundation Alaska hosts a Professional Advisory Board of health care professionals that advise and support the organization, and a Community Leadership Board composed of business professionals, and community leaders and philanthropists.
Epilepsy Foundation Alaska is a chapter of the national Epilepsy Foundation, and works closely with the National foundation to develop and implement programs and services for people with epilepsy in the Alaska.
Funding supports the following uncompensated programs and services provided to people with epilepsy and their families:
Community Action Network (C.A.N.) Program
Community Volunteer Program
Community Education & Training
For public, police, teachers, nurses and employers
Support groups for people with epilepsy and their families
Employment Assistance Programs
Support for employment transition
Speak Up Speak Out (S.U.S.O.) Program
Advocacy and government relations