Wednesday, September 20: 2-3:15 p.m. ET
Good vision helps children to reach developmental milestones, achieve academic successes, play, and socialize, but vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in children in the U.S. Community health centers (CHCs) are the vital source of primary care for almost 9 million (or 1 in 9) children and adolescents in the United States. Join the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, Prevent Blindness, and the School-Based Health Alliance to learn about common vision disorders among children, best practices for vision screening and assessment by primary healthcare providers (PCPs), and strategies for completing referrals for eyecare.
This webinar is part of a two-part series for CHC staff (including PCPs, nurses, referral coordinators, community health workers and others.) Participants will learn about common childhood vision disorders, evidence vision screening, and models of investment for pediatric eye care in community health centers.
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.