National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

Outlook Newsletter

In the Spring 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.

Planning Committee Corner

Planning Committee Corner: Vision Health is Inseparable from Community Health

Edwin C. Marshall, O.D., M.P.H., FAAO from the NEHEP Planning Committee talks about how vision health is inseparable from community health.

May Is Healthy Vision Month. Get Involved!

May Is Healthy Vision Month. Get Involved!

Join the National Eye Institute in celebrating Healthy Vision Month by helping raise awareness about eye health and how people can protect their vision.

Guard Your Health Joins NEHEP Partnership

Guard Your Health Joins NEHEP Partnership

NEHEP is excited to welcome Guard Your Health to the NEHEP Partnership.

NEHEP’s Glaucoma Toolkit Now Available in Spanish

NEHEP’s Keep Vision in Your Future: Glaucoma Toolkit Now Available in Spanish

NEHEP adapted the Keep Vision in Your Future: Glaucoma Toolkit into Spanish for use with Hispanics/Latinos as part of its efforts to reach populations at higher risk.

LabTV Brings Spotlight to NEI Scientists

LabTV Brings Spotlight to NEI Scientists

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has partnered with LabTV to create online videos featuring NIH intramural scientists, including 17 from NEI.

New CDC Ads Focus on Living With Vision Loss and Colorectal Cancer

New CDC Ads Focus on Living With Vision Loss and Colorectal Cancer

The CDC has launched Tips from Former Smokers, a campaign featuring former smokers who suffer from smoking-related illnesses, including vision loss.

Prevent Blindness to Hold Fourth Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

Prevent Blindness to Hold Fourth Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

Prevent Blindness will hold the fourth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on June 17, 2015 in Washington, DC.

FamilyConnect Offers New “Future Starts Now” Information

FamilyConnect® Offers New “Future Starts Now” Information

FamilyConnect® has launched a series of articles focusing on the types of services and programs that students who are blind with additional disabilities may require as they transition out of public school programs.

New JCAHPO Ophthalmic Scribe Certification Meets CMS Compliance

New JCAHPO Ophthalmic Scribe Certification Meets CMS Compliance

The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology has released a new Ophthalmic Scribe Certification on EyeCareCE.


Falls Prevention Awareness Day Compendium Now Available

Falls Prevention Awareness Day Compendium Now Available

The National Council on Aging Falls Free® Initiative held its seventh annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day. A Compendium of State and National Activities is available.

VisionAware Launches Glaucoma Guide

VisionAware Launches Glaucoma Guide

VisionAware’s new Patient’s Guide to Living with Glaucoma covers what’s involved in making the diagnosis, asking the right questions and communicating with your doctor, new treatments on the horizon, and resources.

 Fourth Edition of Women of Color Health Data Book Now Available

Fourth Edition of Women of Color Health Data Book Now Available

The Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health has released a publication illustrating that women of color have unique health needs.

 SaludToday

Featured Organization: SaludToday

SaludToday is an interactive, online forum that raises awareness about health and positive health behaviors among Latinos.

On The Road With NEHEP

On The Road With NEHEP

Join NEHEP for presentations at the Unity 2015 Community Health Worker Conference in Memphis, Tenn., and the Healthy Aging Summit in Washington, D.C. this July.

Let Us Know What You Think About Outlook

Let Us Know What You Think About 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.