500 Ray C. Hunt Drive First Floor

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Mail address:

P.O. Box 800659

UVA Health Center

Charlottesville, VA 22908

e-mail: srb3m@virginia.edu


Programs & Goals


Programs

EFVA's mission is to PROMOTE AWARENESS about epilepsy, ADVOCATE for and PROVIDE ASSISTANCE  to Virginians with the disorder through: 

  • helplines, regional offices and peer counselors statewide.
  • annual awareness days and awareness strolls.
  • training for employers, school personnel and public service employees.
  • emergency assistance and transportation.
  • Spanish speaking offices.
  • Family Fun Days and Summer Camp.

Results

  • Use a Helmet: Prevent Epilepsy campaign among fourth graders promoted education and awareness and was accompanied by training in schools.  It received a commending resolution from the Virginia General Assembly.
  • 500 emergency physicians received training on new medications, facilitated by Drs. Huff and Fountain from the University of Virginia and Dr. Frank from CHKD.
  • Media interviews, articles and billboards about epilepsy increased throughout the state.

Goals

  1. Have more camps and fun days for children with epilepsy
  2. Enable all Virginians with uncontrolled epilepsy to have access to specialized epilepsy care
  3. Update and complete information on exercise and epilepsy
  4. Help persons with epilepsy spread the word about the behavioral risks outlined by the Centers of Disease Control