National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

Outlook Newsletter

In the Fall 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

Although rates of diabetes and prediabetes in the United States continue to rise, people don’t have to go blind from the disease.

Planning Committee Corner

Planning Committee Corner

Suber S. Huang, M.D., M.B.A., Chair of the NEHEP Planning Committee, discusses the causes of macular edema and treatment options.

Focus on Prevention During National Diabetes Month

Focus on Prevention During National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month and NEHEP provides a variety of educational resources to help you educate people with diabetes about taking care of their vision.

NEHEP Welcomes Two New Partnership OrganizationsNEHEP Welcomes Two New Partnership Organizations

NEHEP Welcomes Two New Partnership Organizations

The National Eye Health Education Program is pleased to welcome the Hadley School for the Blind and Women’s Eye Health to the NEHEP Partnership.

NEHEP Partners Play an Important Role in Diabetes Education and Support

NEHEP Partners Play an Important Role in Diabetes Education and Support

The National Diabetes Education Program has resources to help you bring attention to the importance of diabetes education and support to improve diabetes care and health outcomes.

Effective Cross-Cultural Communication and Health Literacy

Effective Cross-Cultural Communication and Health Literacy

CDC provides tips on how public health professionals can communicate effectively across cultures.

American Academy of Ophthalmology Warns Against Over-the-Counter Costume Contact Lenses

American Academy of Ophthalmology Warns Against Over-the-Counter Costume Contact Lenses

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning the public about costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription to prevent potentially blinding eye infections.

New Features and Apps Available From the American Foundation for the Blind

New Features and Apps Available From the American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind has new apps available that provide resources to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired.

 Low-Vision Audio Recordings Available Free to the Public

Listen Up: Low-Vision Audio Recordings Available Free to the Public

The Hadley School for the Blind has launched a series of 10 free audio recordings designed to help those living with low vision maximize the vision they do have.

JCAHPO and ATPO Bring the Annual Continuing Education Program to Las Vegas

JCAHPO and ATPO Bring the Annual Continuing Education Program to Las Vegas

The Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) will host the 43rd Annual Continuing Education Program Las Vegas November 13–16.


National Centers Collaborate on Vision Screening Resource

National Centers Collaborate on Vision Screening Resource

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness and the National Center for Health at the Office of Head Start have created a new resource, “Vision Screening: A Fact Sheet for Early Care and Education Programs.”

 American Academy of Physician Assistants

Featured Organization: American Academy of Physician Assistants

The American Academy of Physician Assistants ensures PAs’ professional growth and supports their efforts to improve the quality, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered health care, including eye care.

On the Road With NEHEP

On the Road With NEHEP

Join NEHEP for presentations at the upcoming Visión y Compromiso 13th Annual Promotor and Community Health Worker Conference in Ontario, CA.

Let Us Know What You Think About Outlook

Let Us Know What You Think About Outlook

Let NEHEP know your thoughts about Outlook—what you find beneficial, ideas for content you would like to see, or suggestions for future issues.