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Spotlight on Vision-Related Population Health Research

The Advisory Committee of the Center for Vision and Population Health (CVPH) is an engaged network of partners; comprised of multi-disciplinary individuals committed to elevating the role of vision and eye health in attaining a high quality of life. To this end, one important activity the committee participates in is the dissemination of materials, including publications and presentations. The “Spotlight on Vision-Related Population Health Research” webpage is a platform to share recent and relevant research updated on a monthly basis. By providing this platform, the CVPH will be able to showcase a limited number of critical topics with the greatest potential to affect vision and eye health at the population level.  The Advisory Committee will leverage data from improved surveillance efforts – including state and national survey data – as well as peer-reviewed scientific literature to identify areas of geographic, population, and disease significance that provide opportunity for significant impact.

The Roles of Sex and Gender in Women’s Eye Health Disparities in the United States

Irene O. Aninye, Kathleen Digre, M. Elizabeth Hartnett, Kira Baldonado, Erin M. Shriver, Laura M. Periman, Julie Grutzmacher, Janine A. Clayton, and Society for Women’s Health Research Women’s Eye Health Working Group

Flatten Inaccessibility Study Report

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) today announced the release of the Flatten Inaccessibility research report, the culmination of survey findings from 1,921 U.S. participants who are blind (65%) or have low vision (35%). The survey investigated the experiences of these participants during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to determine how they were affected in areas including access to transportation, healthcare, access to food and supplies, employment, education, and voting. http://www.afb.org/FlattenInaccessibility

You can access it here: Flatten Inaccessibility Study report.