About the Initiative

The Focus Initiative is a virtual forum for those working in vision and public health.  This professional network encourages the sharing of resources (research, webinars, events, etc.) among the vision and public health community.

Focus On Eye Health National Summit

This event has become a key venue to elevate the national dialogue around vision and significant public health issues such as surveillance, access, prevention messaging, service integration, and program development and replication.

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LinkedIn Group

Connect with experts in vision and public health and stay up-to-date on Focus Initiative events.

The Focus Initiative LinkedIn Group

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Webinars

The Focus Initiative Webinars provide a venue to continue sharing up-and-coming research, programs, and initiatives in the area of vision and public health throughout the year.  Stay tuned for upcoming webinars by joining The Focus Initiative LinkedIn Group.

RECENT WEBINARS:

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Recommendations on Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
2-3pm CT

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Public Health Resources and Reports

These online and downloadable reports provide information about the prevalence of eye disease, the cost of vision problems, the state of eye and vision health in the United States, identifying national, state and local challenges and opportunities for public health approaches to vision care.

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Research Grants and Professional Recognition

Prevent Blindness funds research to promote its core mission. We also confer professional recognition awards annually to individuals and organization that have made significant contributions to the advancement of  adult and children's vision and eye health at the community, state, and/or national level. 

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Training Resources

Training and educational resources for community health educators, outreach workers, public health professionals, community or senior center program directors, occupational health nurses, safety directors or others looking to provide eye health and safet content to their constituents.

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