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The importance of vision and eye health has been recognized with the introduction of vision objectives in Healthy People 2010, a national disease prevention initiative that identifies opportunities to improve the health of all Americans....The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through its Vision Health Initiative (VHI) located within the Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT), has [involved] a wide range of stakeholders in the design of a coordinated public health framework to prevent blindness and vision impairment. It is intended that this report will assist CDC and other public health champions in developing and implementing more comprehensive and detailed strategies that will reduce the burden of vision impairment and eye diseases for all Americans during the next decade and beyond." - p. 3.
Information for researchers, health care professionals, public and patients, educators, and the media. Contains: clinical studies databases, NEI publications, funding, grant and contract information, National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) information, low vision education program information, intramural research information, and a photograph, image and video catalog. Offers online access to issues of NEI's Outlook.
The Vision Health Initiative (VHI) promotes vision health and quality of life for all populations, through all life stages, by preventing and controlling eye diseases, eye injury, and vision loss resulting in disability.