The Epilepsy Foundation of America's mission is the education, prevention and control of epilepsy and its consequences. They help persons with epilepsy, their families and other individuals overcome the problems associated with this condition. The Foundation has local chapters and will assist persons who wish to start a support group in their locality. They provide parent matching through their family support telephone network, matching support parents with new parents in a similar situation.
EFA publishes a quarterly newsletter, Epigram, for which there is a small fee, and had brochures that explain their programs and services. They offer a new parent packet that contains information on resources, services, and programs. The Foundation maintains a lending library of books, articles, magazines, directories, and videos. They also have books for distribution on family support, and special health care related issues.
EFA collects information on physicians and researchers who treat/study the condition and make this information available through their lending library. They provide referrals to local, state, and national organizations.