Our Goal is your


MEW Network Members come from US universities, community-based organizations, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We work together to promote epilepsy self-management research and improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy.


Our Mission

To advance the science related to epilepsy self-management by facilitating and implementing research, conducting research in collaboration with network and community stakeholders, and broadly disseminating the findings of research.



The MEW Network was established in 2007 with support from the CDC Epilepsy Program and Prevention Research Centers' Program (PRCs). The MEW Network conducts research together with community leaders (such as local Epilepsy Foundation affiliates) and shares findings with the epilepsy community. Our goal is to develop and test self-management programs and tools for people with epilepsy and healthcare providers. 


Read more about the MEW Network in our downloadable booklet [4.6MB]:


Primary Activities



  • Work together to expand the reach and increase the impact of the MEW Network.

  • As a united Network, identify research priorities.

  • Support collaborative initiatives such as MEW Network research databases and research material repositories.



  • Develop and test self-management models and tools appropriate for the full spectrum of epilepsy.

  • Share information with other MEW Network members.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of research studies.


Community Engagement

  • Involve community stakeholders in the implementation of research studies.

  • Use participatory methods in the development, implementation, and dissemination of research and other MEW Network initiated activities.



Download the At-A-Glance to read about our recent activities