3382.0 Translating Ocular Research into Community Health

Monday, October 29, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Health has been described as the physical, mental, social/spiritual well-being of the individual, family and community and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Providers of essential primary vision and eye health services, are adopting a transformative approach by leveraging challenges and opportunites in community health and health care reform, thereby addressing disparities in vision health and contributing to improved health status. These efforts include increasing access to health and enabling services though community health centers, as well as improved alignment of 1) environmental health and the relationships between pollution to eye disease/dysfunction, and 2) environmental justice and sustainable initiatives.
Session Objectives: 1) Explain relationships between pollution of the built and natural environment to eye disease/dysfunction; 2) Disucss vision and eye health initiatives within community health centers; 3) Identify innovative programs to improve community health through engagement of community partners in vision services delivery

Eye care utilization by patients with diabetes: A retrospective analysis targeted to improve follow-up adherence
Ann P. Murchison, MD, MPH, Yang Dai, MS, Benjamin Leiby, PhD, Lisa A. Hark, PhD, RD, Laura Pizzi, PharmD, MPH and Julia A. Haller, MD
Improving Access to Care: Teleretinal Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy in Six Los Angeles Urban Safety Net Clinics
Lauren Daskivich, MD, Omolola Ogunyemi, PhD, Sheba George, PhD, Erin Moran, Senait Teklehaimanot, MPH, Ramarao Ilapakurthi, MS and Richard Baker, MD
A novel, multicenter community eye screening program for individuals with diabetes
David J. Lee, PhD, David Friedman, MD, MPh, PhD, Julia A. Haller, MD, Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH, Xinzhi Zhang and Jinan B. Saaddine, MD, MPH
Retinal Screening Using CHWs in Rural and Underserved Communities of New Mexico: An Innovative Public/Private Collaboration
Kathleen Colleran, MD, Erika Harding, MA, Andrea Zurawski, RN, Ricky Van Ness, MS and Elizabeth McGrew, BA

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Organized by: Vision Care Section

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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