$1.2M to improve access to care for children with epilepsy

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan is getting a $1.2 million to help improve access to health care for children with epilepsy in rural and medically underserved areas.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says it recently got the 3-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal Child and Health Systems Branch. The funding will support the Michigan Pediatric Epilepsy Project.

The funding will enable the Michigan Children’s Special Health Care Services Division to expand current efforts to improve access to specialized pediatric epilepsy services.

Partners involved in the project include Beaumont Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, DeVos Children’s Hospital, and UP Health System Marquette.

The state says more than 13,000 Michigan children have active epilepsy.

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