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NEHEP Partnership Directory

NEI’s National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) offers disease- and audience-specific programs for health educators. Through the NEHEP Partnership, NEI works with over 60 national partner organizations to support eye health education programs.

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Mission: The 3rdEyeView On Sight Initiative’s mission is to eliminate poor vision and its consequences. This initiative strives to help children see their surroundings more clearly by providing free vision screenings, eye exams, and new eyeglasses.

Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Mission: ACL is the principal federal agency that carries out the provisions of the Older Americans Act.  

They work to promote the wellbeing of older adults by providing services and programs to help them live independently in their homes and communities. 

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Mission: The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s mission is to protect sight and empower lives by:

  • Advocating for patients and the public 
  • Leading ophthalmic education
  • Advancing the profession of ophthalmology 

American Academy of Optometry

Mission: The American Academy of Optometry:

  • Provides quality optometry education
  • Supports research
  • Shares knowledge to advance optometric practice and improve patient care

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Mission: AAPA leads the physician associate profession and empowers members to advance their careers and improve patient health.

They work to transform health through patient-centered, team-based medical practice.

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Mission: ACOEM promotes optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces, and environments by:

  • Educating health care professionals, occupational health professionals, and the public
  • Enhancing the quality of occupational and environmental medicine practice
  • Guiding workplace and public policy
  • Advancing the field of occupational and environmental medicine

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Mission: The ADA’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

They do this by:

  • Funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes
  • Delivering services to hundreds of communities
  • Providing objective and credible information
  • Giving voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Mission: AFB’s mission is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired.

They mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data.

American Glaucoma Society (AGS)

Mission: AGS is made up of glaucoma specialists dedicated to sharing clinical and scientific information for the benefit of patients, colleagues, fellows, and residents.

AGS engages all professionals involved in glaucoma care through programs, education, research, and knowledge sharing.

American Heart Association (AHA)

Mission: AHA’s mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

They fight heart disease and stroke by investing in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular research.

American Optometric Association (AOA)

Mission: AOA advocates for the optometric profession and helps optometrists meet their patients’ eye care needs.

They do this by providing advocacy, professional development, practice management tools, and more.

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

Mission: As the voice of pharmacy, APhA leads the profession and equips members to be medication experts in team-based, patient-centered care.

They do this by advocating for pharmacists in their workplace and providing professional development, resources, and networking opportunities.

American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

Mission: APH’s mission is to empower people who are blind or have low vision by providing accessible and innovative products, materials, and services for lifelong success.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Mission: ASHP helps pharmacists by advocating and supporting the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care clinics, and other settings where medications are used.

ASHP serves its members as their collective voice on issues related to medication use and public health.

American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN)

Mission: ASORN’s mission is to foster excellence in ophthalmic patient care while supporting the ophthalmic team through individual development, education, and evidence-based practice.

American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)

Mission: The mission of ASRS is to:

  • Provide a collegial and open forum for education
  • Advance the understanding and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases
  • Support its members to provide the highest quality of patient care

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)

Mission: AER’s mission is to serve and empower professionals to deliver standards-based practices to improve educational and rehabilitative outcomes for people with visual impairment and blindness.

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Mission: ARVO advances worldwide research into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating, and curing its disorders.

Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES)

Mission: ADCES’ mission is to empower diabetes care and education specialists to expand the horizons of innovative education, management, and support.

Their vision is optimal health and quality of life for people with, affected by, or at risk for diabetes and chronic conditions.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)

Mission: ASCO advances optometric education and research to enhance the health and well-being of the public.

They do this by organizing education, research, advocacy, and development activities in the field of optometry.