The goal of the CVPH is to raise awareness of vision and eye health as a fundamental driver of quality of life and to ensure all health allies are empowered to fully integrate vision and eye health into population health agendas. The CVPH works toward this goal by serving as a national technical assistance and policy resource for advancing vision and eye health from the population health perspective. The Center was conceived to carry out the critical role as a convener of national experts on vision health, research, patient perspectives, and public health while collaborating with community, state, and national stakeholders. The CVPH works across multiple fronts, including advocacy, education, program interventions, and more, to protect vision, eliminate inequities, and mitigate the impact of the social determinants of health that disproportionately burden certain populations, causing increased risk for vision loss. It must also be responsive to emerging topics that impact vision and eye health.
The Center for Vision and Population Health at Prevent Blindness is supported by funding from: