Epilepsy - Minnesota Department of Health


Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes seizures. There are many different types of epilepsy, and many types of seizures. A person with epilepsy is not contagious and cannot give epilepsy to another person.

Epilepsy support and resources in Minnesota

  • Managing Seizures in Schools: Minnesota has passed legislation to help schools recognize and respond to seizures. Find information and training resources from MDH for schools to create seizure action plans.
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota is the leading organization focused on epilepsy in Minnesota. Find information for people living with epilepsy, caregivers, health care providers, educators, and more.

Learn more

  • CDC: Epilepsy. Information about epilepsy, how to recognize siezures, self-management programs, data, and more.
  • Epilepsy Foundation: A nationwide organization providing community services, public education, advocacy, seizure first aid training, and research funding into new treatments and therapies.
Updated Friday, 08-Apr-2022 08:04:22 CDT