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Who We Are: Our Mission

The Vision and Eye Health Council provides leadership and expertise for the development of state-based vision programs.

 

The council pursues this through the following strategies:

  • Represent vision issues within NACDD.
  • Promote the link between eye health and chronic diseases at the state and national levels.
  • Promote policies and systems on the national level that enhance state-based activities.
  • Foster integration of vision-related activities and messages within chronic disease programs in state health departments.
  • Exchange ideas, strategies, successes and challenges related to eye health.
  • Improve surveillance within states and enhance data available to states.
  • Facilitate and enhance partnerships and collaborations between state health departments and local and national vision-related organizations for effective eye health programs.
  • Disseminate and develop tools and resources that enable state health departments to pursue vision-related programs for professionals and consumers.