The Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network is composed of individuals interested in the care of people with epilepsy. MEW Network members are representatives from U.S. universities, community-based organizations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Network members work together to promote epilepsy self-management research and improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy.
The MEW Network was established in 2007 with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Epilepsy Program and Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) Program to enhance behavioral and social science research of people living with epilepsy and self-management of epilepsy. The MEW network conducts research together with community stakeholders (e.g., state Epilepsy Foundation affiliate offices), and disseminates its findings to the epilepsy community. The Network’s goal is to develop and test self-management programs and tools available to people with epilepsy and health care providers
At present, the MEW Network includes six academic centers: Emory University, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Washington, Case Western Reserve University and the Prevention Research Center at Dartmouth. Emory University serves as the coordinating center and the Universities of Michigan, Texas, Washington, Case Western Reserve, and Dartmouth contribute as collaborating members of the Network.
Other MEW Network partners include: local, state and federal health and social services agencies and non-profit organizations.