Creating a Network of Support
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Bridge To Cure was founded by the Siefert family, a family with a daughter who was battling epilepsy for 5 years. She had a miraculous brain surgery in September 2018 by Dr. Doyle at NYU Langone – a surgery that has cured her epilepsy. This family witnessed firsthand how grueling and demanding a life with epilepsy can be, and more importantly, found that millions of people also have this burden on their hands but are without similar curable opportunities.
The substantial mission of Bridge To Cure is to spread awareness of how epilepsy integrates into friends and families lives and fund-raise for opportunities of a cure to come to fruition for everyone.
The mission of Health Education Center is to eliminate health disparities through recruiting, training, and sustaining and supporting health professionals from diverse backgrounds, community engagement, and advocacy.
The Health Education Center was established in 1996 as the Eastern Connecticut Area Health Education Center (AHEC). The federal AHEC Program was established in 1973 as a way to encourage medical schools to increase the number of students and residents trained in rural communities. The Connecticut AHEC Program was established in 1995 by the Connecticut General Assembly and received initial federal funding in 1997. The program is based at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington and implemented by regional AHECs with offices in Waterbury, Hartford, Bridgeport.
The mission of Generations Family Health Center, Inc. is to provide quality, compassionate and professional health care that is affordable, easily accessible and without discrimination to all members of the communities we serve.
Generations Family Health Center, Inc. (Generations) is a private, not-for-profit, regional Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving eastern Connecticut since 1984. Its first site opened in Willimantic under the auspices of the Windham Area Community Action Program (now ACCESS Agency, Inc). In 1991, the health center separately incorporated as HealthFirst, Inc. later changing its name to Generations Family Health Center, Inc.
Established in 1983, Epilepsy Foundation New England is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people and families affected by epilepsy in New England. Epilepsy Foundation NE is an independent affiliate of Epilepsy Foundation of America whose mission is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. We serve the approximately 111,000 people in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont affected by epilepsy and the people who care for them.
Our services are designed to provide Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.
For more than 50 years, the Epilepsy Foundation has shone a light on epilepsy by promoting awareness and understanding, advocating for laws that matter to people with epilepsy, and funding epilepsy research.
Charity Navigator awarded the Epilepsy Foundation four out of four stars. This top rating indicates the Epilepsy Foundation adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.