We have several programs serving the African-American and Hispanic communities, and we can also provide customized service to groups not listed. Contact us to discuss!
African American Outreach Program
Since 2008, the Foundation has been leading the African American community to get the facts and “Know the Difference” through our African American Outreach Program.
The African American Outreach Program at the Epilepsy Foundation continues to focus on:
- educating family and caregivers on seizure recognition and treatment options
- increasing the awareness of the prevalence of epilepsy in the African American community
The Epilepsy Foundation is currently working with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutes (HSI) to expand information and dispel myths about epilepsy to young people on campuses.
For more information about the what we at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago are doing with the African American Community, please visit our outreach page.
Questions or comments? Contact Ayesha Akhtar at firstname.lastname@example.org
La Epilepsia Hispanic Outreach
La Epilepsia program provides basic seizure recognition and first aid in order to educate Hispanic families, caregivers, and communities about epilepsy in a culturally sensitive way to dispel myths and fear.
We also know that you may have questions or concerns – feel free to contact us for more information about upcoming educational events. In the meantime, here are some of the more typically asked questions: again, available in English and in Spanish
Informational Powerpoint coming soon
Questions or comments about Hispanic Outreach? Contact Alnierys Venegas at (312) 939-8622 ext 206 or at email@example.com
Diversity Materials (posters, links, ect) can be found here