Previous State Partnerships

Highlights from state collaborations include:

Alabama

  • Creating state maps to illustrate prevalence of poverty, low vision and diabetes
  • Conducting the first Alabama Vision Summit with 100+ participants to discuss strategies to improve access to care
  • Producing radio PSAs to increase awareness of need for glaucoma screening
  • Highlighting PPOD (Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry) at provider conferences

For more information: Alabama PPODexternal icon

Alabama map; Poverty, Vision Loss, and Diabetes Prevalence by County

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Nebraska

  • Collecting data through a BRFSS vision module implemented at the state level
  • Developing new fact sheets on vision and eye health burden
  • Surveying FQHC’s (federally qualified health centers) to assess gaps in vision and eye health

For more information: Nebraska Eye Health Initiative pdf iconexternal icon

Ohio

  • Conducting ongoing training of Matter of Balance coaches to explore falls and vision impairment
  • Developing tool kits, outlining how other states can develop an initiative like the Aging Eye Public Private Partnership
  • Engaging stakeholders in arenas such as the Ohio statehouse and Ohio legislative breakfast to highlight the importance of early detection and treatment of eye problems

For more information: Ohio’s Aging Eye Public Private Partnershipexternal icon

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