Wednesday, November 1: 2-3:15 p.m. ET
Good vision helps children reach developmental milestones, achieve academic successes, play, and socialize, but vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in children in the United States. Community Health Centers (CHCs) are the vital source of primary care for almost 9 million (or 1 in 9) children and adolescents in the US.
Join ACU, Prevent Blindness, the School-Based Health Alliance, and the National Association of Community Health Centers to learn about four models of vision care for children in community health centers and school-based health centers; enhance your skills for identifying community partners for establishing children’s vision services; and become more aware of the importance of integration of primary (pediatric) care and eyecare in community health centers.
Learn about innovative approaches to children’s vision and eye health at:
- MCR Health in Florida
- Family Health in Ohio
- Neighborhood Health in Virginia
- Vision Centers at Oyler School & Academy of World Languages School, Cincinnati Health Department, in Ohio
This webinar is the second of a two-part series for Community Health Center staff (PCPs, nurses, referral coordinators, community health workers, and others). Watch the first webinar at Eyes on Access: Children’s Vision and Eye Health in Community Health Centers – YouTube
Learn More About Our Eye Health and Vision Care Resources
With the generous support of the Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare, the ACU is working with local, state, and national partners to increase access to the proper eye and vision care for underserved populations. We do this by bringing mobile vision vans to underserved communities, providing grants and technical assistance to health centers to help establish permanent eye and vision programs at service sites, and educating communities of underserved populations.