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Outlook Newsletter

In the Summer 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

As you soak up the sun this summer, renew your commitment to eye health education and get ready to celebrate Healthy Aging® Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and National Diabetes Month.

Planning Committee Corner

Planning Committee Corner: Helping deliver culturally-appropriate eye information to Hispanics/Latinos

Eduardo Alfonso, M.D., discusses how to educate people, especially Hispanics/Latinos, about the importance of regular comprehensive dilated eye exams and proper eye health and safety practices.

NEHEP print materials: Get them before they're gone!

NEHEP print materials: Get them before they’re gone!

Order bulk quantities of NEI and NEHEP publications free of charge by July 15 and stay informed!

National Eye Institute launches new website: NEI for Kids

National Eye Institute launches new website: NEI for Kids

NEI’s new website for kids is designed to make learning about vision science and eye health fun.

Register for NEHEP webinar on Advances in Diabetic Retinopathy Treatments on July 21

Register for NEHEP webinar on Advances in Diabetic Retinopathy Treatments on July 21

Join NEHEP on July 21 to learn about diabetic retinopathy, the latest advances in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, and about educational resources available to promote the critical need for early detection.

Help others look forward to the future during Healthy Aging® Month

Help others look forward to the future during Healthy Aging® Month

Learn what you can do to raise eye health awareness among our aging communities during Healthy Aging Month and beyond.

Hispanic Heritage Month—Celebrate with ¡Ojo con su visión! resources

Hispanic Heritage Month—Celebrate with ¡Ojo con su visión! resources

Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to raise awareness among Hispanic/Latino communities about taking care of their health, especially their vision.

National Eye Institute and NEHEP win awards for excellence in communication

National Eye Institute and NEHEP win awards for excellence in communication

NEI and NEHEP are honored to have recently received a ClearMark Award and four Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards.

NEI's Audacious Goals Initiative supports new imaging tools to view the eye

NEI’s Audacious Goals Initiative supports new imaging tools to view the eye

See the eye in unprecedented detail with new imaging tools from the National Eye Institute’s Audacious Goals Initiative.

Prevent Blindness to hold fifth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

Prevent Blindness to hold fifth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

Prevent Blindness will hold the fifth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on July 13, 2016, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Subscribe to the Vision Health Initiative at CDC

Subscribe to the Vision Health Initiative at CDC

The Vision Health Initiative at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a national program aimed at improving eye health, reducing vision loss and blindness, controlling eye diseases and eye injuries, and promoting the health of people with vision loss.

EyeCare America offers discount drug card

EyeCare America offers discount drug card

The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeCare America program is offering a new drug discount card to individuals, groups, or businesses to help them receive discounts on prescription drugs, medical supplies, and over-the-counter medications.

Anaheim to host American Academy of Optometry annual meeting

Anaheim to host American Academy of Optometry annual meeting

The American Academy of Optometry’s 95th annual meeting will take place November 9–12, 2016, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

Toolkit available to help educate Hispanics/Latinos with diabetes

Toolkit available to help educate Hispanics/Latinos with diabetes

The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) has developed a toolkit to help community health workers educate Hispanics/Latinos living with diabetes about chronic kidney disease.

Try CDC's Clear Communication Index Widget

Try CDC’s Clear Communication Index Widget

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a Clear Communication Index Widget, a research-based tool to help you develop and assess public communication materials for your office.

Featured organization: National Council on Aging

Featured organization: National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) partners with nonprofit organizations, government, and businesses to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy for people ages 60 and up to meet the needs of the aging, including a focus on falls prevention.

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.