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Vision & Eye Health Council

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Who We Are

Blindness and vision impairment are major public health problems causing a substantial human and economic toll on individuals and society.  The Vision & Eye Health Council provides leadership and expertise for the development of state-based vision programs.

What We Do

There remains an urgent need to improve coordination between the public health capacity for addressing vision health and other public health programs. We work to prevent vision impairment while recognizing that vision impairment continues to erode the quality of life for significant numbers of individuals nationwide.  Our initiatives are intended to function as a catalyst for bringing vision health into the public health arena, and to aid the public health community in its efforts to improve the nation’s vision health.

Who Should Join?

Anyone who wants to help the coordinated public health approach to improving the nation’s vision health which includes: engaging key national partners, collaborating with state and local health departments, implementing vision surveillance and evaluation systems, eliminating eye health disparities by focusing on at-risk populations, integrating vision health interventions into existing public health programs and helping to direct policy changes that support vision health.

How do I Join?

Contact LeeAnn Mordecai, NACDD Consultant.

 

 

Contact us with feedback to our website or to find out more about the Vision & Eye Health Council:

LeeAnn Mordecai
Council Consultant

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Eric Weiskopf
Chair, Vision & Eye Health Council