Epilepsy in Pediatrics

Fostering strategic approaches to improving access to quality health care for children and youth with epilepsy.

The mission of the National Coordinating Center for Epilepsy: Innovations in Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy (Center) is to support those working to improve access to coordinated, comprehensive, quality care for CYE, particularly in medically underserved and/or rural areas across the life-course. Therefore, the goals of the Center are to:

1) Provide national leadership by building partnerships, sharing resources on best practices, and developing policies to improve access to coordinated and comprehensive care for CYE; and

2) Provide infrastructure and technical assistance to the Transforming Health Care for CYE program grantees (grantees) (HRSA-19-060).

Share Your Experience with Epilepsy Care by Participating in a National Needs Assessment! 

The AAP National Coordinating Center for Epilepsy is launching a needs assessment to better understand the gaps in and opportunities for improving health care for children and youth with epilepsy (CYE).  We are seeking the participation of health care providers, parents/caregivers of CYE, and young adults (18+) who have been diagnosed with epilepsy.  There are two ways to participate: 1) join us for a virtual focus group, and 2) complete a brief anonymous survey.  If you would like to participate in a focus group, please email epilepsy@aap.org to learn more and to schedule a time to join us.  If you would like to complete an anonymous survey, please click on one of the following links below:

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U23MC26252, Awareness and Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy/ cooperative agreement. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.  

For more information about the Center or to request technical assistance, contact us.