Webinar Series Held On: April 28 and June 9: 3-4:30 p.m. ET
ACU in partnership with Prevent Blindness and the National Association of Community Health Centers is co-hosting a two-part webinar series focused on the importance and benefits of integrating vision services into primary care at Federally Qualified Health Centers and look-alike health centers.
- Part 1, “Eyes on Access: Introduction to Comprehensive Vision Services in Health Centers” was held on April 28, 2022 from 3-4:30p EST. Through a mixture of didactic and case-based learning, attendees will learn about the prevalence and disparities of vision conditions, the interconnection of vision and eye health with chronic disease and quality of life, and creative models for integrating vision services into community-based health centers. View archived webinar.
- Part 2, “Eyes on Access: Steps for Integrating Comprehensive Eye Health and Vision Services into Health Centers” will be held on June 9, 2022 from 3-4:30p EST and will focus on providing an overview of the strategies and resources needed for the clinical and operational implementation of vision services in the FQHC and look-alike healthcare settings. View archived webinar.
Attendees will hear from health center staff at different stages of providing vision services as well as from patients on the benefits according to their perspective. The webinars are geared for health center medical staff, administrators, eye care professionals as well as potential and current partners of health centers with an interest in vision and eye health for children and adults.
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.