The Better Vision Together – Community of Practice program from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness has its first partners, the organization announced in a press release.
The 3-year project aims to improve vision and eye health in at-risk, minority and vulnerable populations of young children. It partners the NCCVEH with community groups to implement health strategies through peer support, policy change and public awareness.
“Through the new Better Vision Together – Community of Practice program, we can continue our mission to provide our children with the best opportunities for healthy vision, school readiness and more,” Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness, said in the release. “Our team is eager to work closely with all of our new partners to determine the most effective ways to improve vision services and hopefully expand and apply the best practices to all children across the country.”
The teams selected to participate include:
- Overgaard Ponderosa Vision Screening Program, Overgaard Ponderosa Lions Club and Foundation, Overgaard, Ariz.
- Eyes on Learning, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Phoenix
- Better Vision Together San Francisco, University of California, San Francisco
- Amblyopia Elimination Project, Naples Lions Club Foundation, Naples, Fla.
- Eyedaho Vision Team, Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind, Gooding, Idaho
- Haverhill Promise of Children’s Vision, Haverhill Public Schools and Haverhill Promise, Haverhill, Mass.
- Improving Childhood Vision Health Task Force, Minneapolis Public Schools Office of Early Childhood Education, Minneapolis
- Texas Children’s Vision Coalition, Prevent Blindness Texas, Houston