National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

Outlook Newsletter

In the Winter 2015 Outlook Newsletter:

Outlook is the electronic newsletter of the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP). Outlook provides quarterly updates on eye health education, blindness prevention activities, and new resources and materials from NEHEP and its Partnership. Articles provided by NEHEP Partnership organizations do not necessarily express the views of NEHEP or the National Eye Institute.


Notes from NEHEP

Notes from NEHEP
This new section of Outlook talks about new resources available from NEHEP and other significant eye health education activities.

NEHEP Welcomes New Chair and Planning Committee Members

NEHEP Welcomes New Chair and Planning Committee Members
The NEHEP Planning Committee welcomes a new chair and three new committee members to help advise on program development, implementation, and evaluation.

NEHEP Resources Help Raise Awareness of Low Vision

NEHEP Resources Help Raise Awareness of Low Vision
NEHEP provides a variety of resources to help raise awareness about low vision, vision rehabilitation services, and how people can live independently.

Planning Committee Corner

Planning Committee Corner
Dr. Jullia Rosdahl from the NEHEP Planning Committee talks about the importance of adherence to glaucoma treatment.

NEI Video Shows the Eye From a Doctor's Point of View

NEI Video Shows the Eye From a Doctor’s Point of View
NEI and the National Institutes of Health Office of the Director have developed a new animation that shows eye exams from a doctor’s point of view to help people understand how a comprehensive dilated eye exam works.

NEHEP and ABC News Co-Sponsor Eye Health Twitter Chat on Glaucoma

NEHEP and ABC News Co-Sponsor Eye Health Twitter Chat on Glaucoma
During Glaucoma Awareness Month, NEHEP worked with ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser to co-sponsor a Twitter chat on glaucoma.

NEI Website Goes Responsive

NEI Website Goes Responsive
The National Eye Institute recently launched a new website which adjusts to your device—smartphones, tablets, laptops, or desktop computers.

Panel Develops Recommendations for Children's Vision and Eye Health Systems

Panel Develops Recommendations for Children’s Vision and Eye Health Systems
The National Expert Panel of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness published recommendations for an evidence-based approach to vision screening in children.

EyeCare America Celebrates 30 Years

EyeCare America Celebrates 30 Years
EyeCare America is celebrating 30 years of helping medically underserved older Americans preserve their sight.

National Diabetes Education Program Releases New Guiding Principles on Diabetes Management and Prevention

National Diabetes Education Program Releases New Guiding Principles on Diabetes Management and Prevention
The National Diabetes Education Program has published a set of 10 clinically useful guiding principles that highlight areas of agreement in diabetes management and prevention.


New Resources and News From the American Foundation for the Blind

New Resources and News From the American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind has developed a new, free CareerConnectApp™ that makes employment information, career exploration tools, and extensive job-seeking guidance available for those with vision loss and the professionals who work with them.

American Council of the Blind Helps Bring Live Theater Experience to the Visually Impaired

American Council of the Blind Helps Bring Live Theater Experience to the Visually Impaired
Many theaters around the country now offer audio description services to enhance live theater experience for people who are visually impaired.

 Macular Degeneration Partnership

Featured Organization: Macular Degeneration Partnership
The Macular Degeneration Partnership is an educational program of the Discovery Eye Foundation, which supports research, education, advocacy, and treatment of sight-threatening eye diseases, using information and materials provided by NEHEP.

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Let Us Know What You Think of Outlook
Let NEHEP know your thoughts of Outlook—what you find beneficial, ideas for content you would like to see, or suggestions for future issues.

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Outlook is the electronic newsletter of the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP).  Outlook provides quarterly updates on eye health education, disease prevention activities, and NEHEP activities and materials.