Collaborative Efforts
Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan is increasingly aware of the value of collaboration in both fulfilling our mission and making our dollars go farther. We are proud to work with several collaborative partners on important efforts to improve outcomes for people with epilepsy. The following are just a few examples:
Optimizing Health Outcomes for Older Adults with Epilepsy - 2-year project, funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, to promote effective detection and management of epilepsy in older adults, in collaboration with the state’s seven adult comprehensive epilepsy centers.

Michigan Pediatric Epilepsy Project
- The Foundation is a partner on a grant project with the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) Children's Special Health Care Services Program to provide access to quality epilepsy care for children and youth with epilepsy in rural and medically underserved areas of the state.

Project UPLIFT - In collaboration with Henry Ford Health System's Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, the CDC's Managing Epilepsy Well Network, and Emory University, the Foundation has been able to offer this phone-based depression self-management program to adults with epilepsy. 
FOCUS on Epilepsy - In collaboration with the University of Michigan’s Center for Managing Chronic Disease and the CDC’s Managing Epilepsy Well Network, the Foundation helped to develop and pilot test this epilepsy self-management program for adults with epilepsy and their caregivers. 
Michigan Epilepsy Strategic Planning Initiative - Multiple stakeholder groups from various communi­ties across Michigan, including physicians, neurologists, schools, universities, public and mental health systems, and people experiencing epilepsy, were assembled to collaborate on the development of a state strategic plan. This Taskforce was charged with developing a broad public health agenda for addressing epilepsy in Michigan.

If you know of an organization that would like to work with Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, please contact Russ Derry (ext. 1302).