NACDD Grantee Presentations at National Vision Summit

Three NACDD grantee presentations at the Focus on Eye Health National Summit highlighted projects funded through NACDD and the CDC Vision Health Initiative. Held in June 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington DC, the meeting included presentations by Betsy Cagle of the Alabama Department of Public Health, Kay Wenzl of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and Marc Molea of the Ohio Department of Aging. They described the activities engaged in over two years to explain the public health burden of vision loss and eye disease; promote prevention of vision loss and access to eye care; implement promising interventions to improve eye health and/or improve quality of life for persons with vision impairment; and advance vision loss and eye health as public health priorities. The presentations also provided examples of the strategies implemented in state health agencies to improve vision and eye health.