The National Association of Community Health Centers, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, and Prevent Blindness will host a two-part webinar series for health centers to learn strategies and models of investment from vision care experts and peers from health centers across the country.
Ashley Anderson Burns, OD, Director of Optometry, Coastal Family Health Center
Susan A. Primo, OD, MPH, FAAO, Professor of Ophthalmology, Director, Optometry Services, Low Vision, Emory Eye Center
Debi Sarma, OD, Public Health Optometrist in the Greater Boston Area
Kristin White, OD, Director of Optometry, Mact Health Board Inc.
Part 1 will review the interconnection of vision, chronic disease and quality of life. Learners will review the data substantiating community needs, disparities and barriers.
Learning Objectives – Participants of this virtual workshop will:
Increase awareness of health center vision and eye health needs through the patient perspective;
Increased knowledge of disparities and barriers to accessing high quality vision services;
Increased knowledge of the interconnection of vision and chronic disease, child developmental milestones, cognitive impairment, and quality of life;
Identify strategies for integrating vision services into community health clinics.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.