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:
 
Transition Program for Adolescents with Epilepsy - In collaboration with C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the Foundation developed and pilot tested a workshop for adolescents with epilepsy and their parents that helps participating teens cope with epilepsy and prepare to take on additional responsibility for self-management.

Studio E Art Therapy Program - In collaboration with Lundbeck, Henry Ford Health System, and Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences, the Foundation is able to offer this six-week art therapy program for adults with epilepsy in both Detroit and Grand Rapids.

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).