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Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend

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Mission

The Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend strives to meet the needs of individuals whose lives are affected by epilepsy.

Who Do You Serve?

The Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend provides service throughout a 14-county area. The counties served are: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, and Washington. It is estimated that 10,600 people have epilepsy within this area. Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend provides various services to children and adults who have epilepsy and live in Florida. Any resident of Florida who is diagnosed with epilepsy, or is suspected of having epilepsy, and who needs the program’s services can apply to be a client. The services include sponsoring medical care, emergency medicine, case management, and educational community programs.

Brief History

EABB has been providing services since 1988 throughout a 14-county area. EABB’s main office is located in Tallahassee. A satellite office is located in Panama City. The counties served are: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington. Within in this area it is estimated that 11,979 people have epilepsy and 7,119 of these people reside in the eight-county UWBB area. Any Florida resident, who has a confirmed diagnosis of epilepsy or suspected epilepsy based on emergency room visits or other medical facility for treatment of seizures, is eligible for the program’s services.

Greatest Need

Continued funding to help serve our clients.

Future Plans

Signature fundraiser, continued public outreach and education, spreading the word about our services.

Website & Social Media Sites

www.eabb.org

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