Request for Application Announcement - Improving Vision and Eye Health in Young Children in Your State: A Learning and Sharing Opportunity

Published January 14, 2019

Request for Application Announcement
 
Improving Vision and Eye Health in Young Children in Your State: A Learning a Sharing Opportunity
 
Applications for the Better Vision Together Community of Practice (COP), an initiative of the National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness, are now being accepted. Better Vision Together is a new peer-to-peer learning activity that will assist five to ten state- or community-level teams in improving the vision and eye health of at-risk, minority, and vulnerable populations of young children ages 0 to 5 years. Five teams will receive an annual $10,000 stipend for 2 years to support their participation and system change efforts. An additional 5 additional state/community teams will be selected to participate in the COP but will not receive stipends and will have fewer reporting requirements. Learn more about Better Vision Together and apply here.
 
How your community or state can benefit from the Better Vision Together COP:
  • On-going engagement with a community of like-minded learners from across the U.S.
  • Build a diverse, robust state or community team, including parents and caregivers, to address children's vision and eye health
  • Gain new skills and expertise and generate innovative solutions
  • Learn from national and regional experts on children's vision and eye health about issues like data systems and parent/caregiver engagement
  • Generate solutions to gaps in vision care and eye health for children
 
Applications for the Better Vision Together Community of Practice are due Monday, February 25, 2019. Click here to learn more about the requirements and to apply.
 
Learn more about children's vision and eye health here.
 
This project is supported by the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $300,000 with a percentage financed by non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of, nor endorsement by, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.