National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

Outlook Newsletter

In the Summer 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

Several observances this fall provide an opportune time to promote eye health among people at higher risk for vision loss. Learn how NEHEP resources and materials can be used in your outreach activities.

Planning Committee Corner

Planning Committee Corner

Mark Wilkinson, O.D., from the NEHEP Planning Committee talks about driving challenges faced by individuals with vision loss.

September Is Healthy Aging Month—A Great Time to Celebrate Eye Health

September Is Healthy Aging Month—A Great Time to Celebrate Eye Health

Healthy Aging Month is the perfect time to raise eye health awareness among older adults. NEHEP has a variety of resources to use in your community.

NEHEP Diabetes and Glaucoma Workshops Are a Hit in San Juan

NEHEP Diabetes and Glaucoma Workshops Are a Hit in San Juan

NEHEP conducted two training workshops in April for health educators from the Puerto Rico Primary Health Care Association (PRPHCA) to increase health educators’ knowledge of diabetic eye disease and glaucoma and share NEHEP resources.

 What's New?

The National Eye Institute Website: What’s New?

The National Eye Institute (NEI) has added new sharing tools and information to its website on color blindness, retinitis pigmentosa, and Stargardt disease, and more news from NEI grantees.

New Animation Shows Just How Audacious NEI's Goal Really Is

New Animation Shows Just How Audacious NEI’s Goal Really Is

The National Eye Institute has developed the Audacious Goal to restore vision by regenerating neurons of the retina and optic nerve.

NEI Releases Seven New 'Ask a Scientist' Videos

NEI Releases Seven New “Ask a Scientist” Videos

The National Eye Institute has added seven new videos to its Ask a Scientist video series where children ask fun questions about the eyes and vision science.

Duke Eye Center Offers Healthy Eyes Seminar Series Using NEHEP Materials

Duke Eye Center Offers Healthy Eyes Seminar Series Using NEHEP Materials

The Duke Eye Center offers a series of seminars for patients and families, featuring Eye Center faculty and resources from NEHEP.

Celebrate Go4Life Month in September!

Celebrate Go4Life Month in September!

The National Institute on Aging is celebrating Go4Life Month this September to encourage older adults nationwide to fit exercise into their daily lives.

Lighthouse Guild Offers the Benefits of Tele-Support

Lighthouse Guild Offers the Benefits of Tele-Support

Lighthouse Guild has a national telephonic support network to serve parents of children with eye disease and associated vision impairment.


CDC/NDEP Webinars and Certificates Available Through TRAIN

CDC/NDEP Webinars and Certificates Available Through TRAIN

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) now has webinars available on the Training Finder Real-Time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN).

Join ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® In a City Near You!

Join ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® In a City Near You!

Get Up! Get Moving!® is the nation’s largest annual event series promoting healthy lifestyles in Hispanic communities in the country, and provides opportunities to exercise, learn healthy eating habits and receive free health screenings.

 Keep Your Eye on New Orleans!

American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting: Keep Your Eye on New Orleans!

Academy 2015 New Orleans, the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, will take place on October 7‒10, 2015, in New Orleans.

Join The Vision Council in Educating People on UV Protection for Eye Health

Join The Vision Council in Educating People on UV Protection for Eye Health

The Vision Council has released a new report to engage consumer media to educate the public about the serious eye risks from exposure to UV rays.

Comprehensive Prevention Program Effectively Reduces Falls Among Older People

Comprehensive Prevention Program Effectively Reduces Falls Among Older People

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has developed a comprehensive prevention program designed to reduce falls and resulting use of long-term care such as nursing homes.

New Resource Available for Health Professionals to Help People Quit Smoking

New Resource Available for Health Professionals to Help People Quit Smoking

Prevent Blindness has teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health for its annual Tips From Former Smokers campaign to educate the public on the dangerous effects smoking can have on vision.

 Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Featured Organization: Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry offers courses in community optometry outreach, which focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, understanding determinants of disease, and how to conduct education planning, and uses NEHEP resources as part of these efforts.

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.