Diversity Training

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!

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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 aakhtar@epilepsychicago.org


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 La Epilepsia Hispanic Outreach

Epilepsy Eng Color LogoLa 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. 

For more information about our Hispanic Outreach program, please click here or click here to see it in Spanish

We provide information about epilepsy for you or your guardian like this downloadable fact sheet, available in both English and Spanish.

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 avenegas@epilepsychicago.org

Media Materials

Media Materials

Diversity Materials (posters, links, ect) can be found here