Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurologic conditions in children. Yet, it is difficult for these children to receive adequate care, as most doctors specializing in pediatric epilepsy are located in large cities.
In the Midwest, the closest qualified center is often hundreds of miles away. Time constraints, the cost of travel and lodging are often barriers for families.
Studies show early treatment and a proper diagnosis lead to a better quality of life, with improved mental abilities and less likelihood of developing epilepsy that does not respond to medications.
Through the REACT Program, Children’s Mercy is proud to partner with community providers across Kansas to improve access to specialized epilepsy care and to spread knowledge and resources across the state.