- To define epilepsy and common types of seizures and co-morbidities.
- To examine unique care needs of men living with epilepsy.
- To identify credible epilepsy health education resources.
The Epilepsy Foundation joins the Men’s Health Network in the celebration of Men’s Health during the month of June to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
Males and non-Hispanic blacks had the highest age-adjusted death rates with epilepsy from 2005 to 2014, per a 2016 study utilizing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Higher epilepsy mortality among men and minority populations demonstrates the increased need for health educators, public health professionals, primary care providers and students to be informed of epilepsy and how to support men living with epilepsy. Learn more at epilepsy.com.
Questions? Contact Jody KaKacek.