The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness is now accepting applications for a new Community of Practice, peer-to-peer learning activity, to assist states and communities in improving the vision and eye health of children ages 5 years old and younger.
The Community of Practice, titled Better Vision Together, will support 5-10 state- and community-level teams who wish to improve vision and eye health in at-risk, minority, and vulnerable populations of young children ages 0 to 5 years old. This Community of Practice will allow the teams to engage with their peers via regular communication, seek advice from experts, share resources and best practices, and identify solutions to shared issues that may include (but are not limited to) needed policy changes, evidence-based vision screening, improving access to eye care, parent/caregiver engagement, public awareness and education, and collection of vision data.
Five state/community teams selected for the Better Vision Together Community of Practice will receive an annual $10,000 stipend over the period of 3 years in return for providing process and outcomes measures data. An additional 5 additional state/community teams will be selected to participate in the COP but will not receive stipends or be required to provide outcomes data.
All state/community teams engaging in the Community of Practice will:
To be considered for participation in the Better Vision Together Community of Practice, applicants should have:
The Better Vision Together Community of Practice application will be online here on Friday January 4, 2019. Applications are due Monday, February 25, 2019. Don’t miss out on this important learning opportunity! Learn more about children’s vision and eye health.
Watch the webinar video to learn more about the Better Vision Together program and application process
All teams interested in participating must submit applications by Monday, February 25, 2019, 6:00 pm EST, 5:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm MT, 3:00 pm PST. Successful applicants will be notified on March 15, 2019. Project work will begin upon each team signs the Memorandum of Understanding with the NCCVEH.
The mission of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) is to improve the systems that address children’s vision and eye health. To accomplish this mission, the NCCVEH is developing a coordinated public health infrastructure to promote and ensure a comprehensive, multi-tiered continuum of vision care for young children. This coordinated approach to vision health for children leads to a uniform implementation of successful screening and eye health programs, increased follow-up to eye care and treatment, improved surveillance, and stakeholder engagement.Learn More
For more information, please email Donna Fishman, Director, NCCVEH, at [email protected].