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Outlook Newsletter

In the Spring 2016 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

Spring brings with it a renewed sense of commitment to eye health education and excitement for celebrating Healthy Vision Month.

Planning Committee Corner

Planning Committee Corner: Teleophthalmology in the Community Setting Serving Latinos

Judy Kim, M.D. and a colleague discuss how teleophthalmology can help Latinos at risk for diabetes and diabetic retinopathy..

Celebrate Healthy Vision Month This May

Celebrate Healthy Vision Month This May

Learn what you can do to promote five steps people can take to keep their eyes healthy and safe.

How Our Eyes Work: Explained for Kids

How Our Eyes Work: Explained for Kids

The National Eye Institute has a new animated video that walks kids through the visual system and explains how the different parts of our eyes work together.

In Memoriam: Dr. Robert A. Copeland, Jr., NEHEP Planning Committee Member

In Memoriam: Dr. Robert A. Copeland, Jr., NEHEP Planning Committee Member

NEHEP mourns the loss of one of its most active Planning Committee members.

New Tech, Statistics, and Low Vision Resources Available From AFB

New Tech, Statistics, and Low Vision Resources Available From AFB

The American Foundation for the Blind has expanded its resources on technology, vision loss data, and low vision devices.

AHRQ Releases 2nd Edition of Health Literacy Toolkit

AHRQ Releases 2nd Edition of Health Literacy Toolkit

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s revised Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit can help reduce the complexity of health care, increase patient understanding, and enhance support for patients of all health literacy levels.

The American Optometric Foundation Focuses on Fellowships

The American Optometric Foundation Focuses on Fellowships

The American Optometric Foundation has produced more than 300 fellows through its fellowship program.

CDC Now Provides Access to the Latest Vision Health Data

CDC Now Provides Access to the Latest Vision Health Data

The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention’s Vision Health Initiatives’ interactive data site can be used by researchers, state health departments, and the general public to access the latest state vision health data.

American Academy of Ophthalmology Relaunches Eye Health Information Website for the Public

American Academy of Ophthalmology Relaunches Eye Health Information Website for the Public

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has launched a new and improved eye health information website for the public on a mobile-first platform.


NDEP Announces New Website Redesign

NDEP Announces New Website Redesign

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) recently launched its redesigned website, making it easier to find diabetes education resources and tools.


Tips for Managing Low Vision from the Low Vision Focus at Hadley

Tips for Managing Low Vision from the Low Vision Focus at Hadley

The Low Vision Focus at the Hadley School for the Blind has developed sample tips for people living with low vision.


Ophthalmic Medical Technician One of the Best Jobs for 2016

Ophthalmic Medical Technician One of the Best Jobs for 2016

The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology and the Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology are pleased to report that US News and World Report ranked “Ophthalmic Medical Technician” as one of the best jobs of 2016.

New Resources Available from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness

New Resources Available from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness has released a new report, Children’s Vision and Eye Health: A Snapshot of Current National Issues, outlining the current landscape for children’s vision and eye health in the United States.

Featured Organization: National Association of Community Health Centers

Featured Organization: National Association of Community Health Centers

The National Association of Community Health Centers works to enhance and expand access to quality, community-responsive health care for America’s medically underserved and uninsured, including those at higher risk for eye disease.

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.