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Coalition Government Commits $20M to People Living With Epilepsy – April 2019

The Coalition Government will commit $20M over four years to support people living with epilepsy, Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, announced on Saturday.

The funding will enable the expanded delivery of a range of national epilepsy initiatives that will reduce the chronic health impacts experienced by Australians of all ages living with epilepsy through a new program titled Epilepsy Smart Australia. The national program will ensure people with epilepsy have access to information relevant to their age and condition, that workforces understand epilepsy and appropriately respond to the needs of workers living with epilepsy, ensure children in schools can achieve better education and reduce demands on hospitals.

The program will be delivered by Epilepsy Australia, the national coalition of state and territory-based epilepsy service providers including Epilepsy Tasmania.