National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

NEHEP Webinars

Miss the live webinar? No problem! Find previously recorded webinars and slides below. If you have any questions about these webinars, contact NEHEP.

NEHEP Webinar Archive

Straight Talk: Diabetic Eye Disease In Communities

This webinar provides an overview of diabetic eye disease and its impact on high-risk populations. It features the short film, “Vision Voice,” produced by Mount Sinai Diabetes Center, which showcases the daily life of three Hispanics/Latinas in Harlem who are living with diabetic eye disease. It also describes educational tools and resources that can be used to build awareness about diabetic eye disease in community settings.

Presenters: Neyal Ammary-Risch, MPH, MCHES; Hanna Rodriguez Coleman, MD; Brett Ives, MSN, NP, CDE

Date: October 6, 2014

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Educating Older Americans About Their Aging Eyes

This webinar provides an overview of the increasing prevalence of age-related eye diseases and conditions, their lack of early symptoms, the importance of comprehensive eye exams, and resources available to educate older adults about eye health and preventing vision loss and blindness.

Presenters: Rachel Bishop, MD, MPH; Neyal Ammary-Risch, MPH, MCHES

Date: September 10, 2014

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Using the Diabetes & Healthy Eyes Toolkit in Indian Country

This training webinar co-sponsored by NEHEP and the Indian Health Service is for community health representatives (CHRs) and describes how diabetes affects the eyes and how CHRs can use the Diabetes & Healthy Eyes Toolkit to address diabetic eye disease in their communities.

Presenters: Neyal Ammary-Risch, MPH, MCHES; Marcela Aguilar, MHS

Date: July 14, 2014

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Living with Low Vision: How You Can Help

The webinar informs health and social service providers about how to determine if someone is having vision problems; where to turn for information and assistance; and how to address the depression, anxiety, and confusion people with vision loss often experience.

Presenters: Neyal Ammary-Risch, MPH, MCHES; Mark Wilkinson, OD

Date: September 12, 2013

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Going Blind and Going Forward

This webinar discusses how to use the film Going Blind as a tool to engage the blind and visually impaired community to open the lines of communication between their eye care providers, low vision specialists, and the general public; raise awareness about low vision services and devices; and inspire the visually impaired community to obtain low vision and rehabilitation services.

Presenters: Rosemary Janiszewski, MS, CHES; Joseph Lovett; Julie Gaynin; George Theriault; Stacy Pommer, LMSW

Date: September 5, 2012

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NEHEP Partnership: When Partners Engage, Great Things Happen

This webinar for NEHEP Partnership highlights the benefits of being a NEHEP Partnership organization, available resources, and ways to become more involved with NEHEP.

Presenters: Neyal Ammary-Risch, MPH, MCHES; Anne Coleman, MD, PhD

Date: July 25, 2012

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Enhancing Eye Health Among Hispanics/Latinos

This webinar highlights research conducted with Hispanics/Latinos and includes an overview of the prevalence of eye diseases and conditions among this population. It also incudes nationwide focus group results about their knowledge of eye disease, preferred sources of information, and more.

Presenters: Neyal J. Ammary-Risch, MPH, MCHES; Rohit Varma, MD, MPH; Marcela Aguilar, MHS

Date: August 15, 2012

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Eye Health Knowledge and Information Preferences of People at Risk for Glaucoma. Results from Nationwide Focus Groups.

This webinar includes an overview of glaucoma; knowledge about the disease, sources of eye health information, and health information preferences of people at higher risk for glaucoma; highlights facilitators and barriers for comprehensive dilated eye exams; and describes resources available to help educate others about glaucoma.

Presenters: Neyal J. Ammary-Risch, MPH, MCHES; James Tsai, MD, MBA, MA (hon); Adrienne Semidey, DM

Date: January 11, 2012

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Preventing vision loss and blindness: What people with diabetes know about their eyes. Results from nationwide focus groups.

The webinar provides an overview of vision complications associated with diabetes; knowledge of diabetic eye disease, sources of eye health information, and health information preferences of people with diabetes; and resources available to help you educate people about preventing vision loss and blindness.

Presenters: Neyal J. Ammary-Risch, MPH, MCHES; Suber S. Huang, MD, MBA; Marcela Aguilar, MHS

Date: October 26, 2011

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