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Healthy Vision Community Awards

Healthy Vision Community Awards
Additional Resources

Where can I find educational resources that I can use for my program? Applicants are encouraged to utilize available resources provided by NEI and its National Eye Health Education Program instead of creating new materials, with the exception of those that are innovative, creative, and/or meet an unmet need within their community. Below are NEI sites you can visit to find information and resources you may be able to use with your program. When planning your budget, please note that Healthy Vision Community Award recipients can order bulk quantities of NEI materials free of charge.

National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

NEHEP programs provide health care professionals with information, materials, and resources to educate patients and the public about eye health and the importance of comprehensive dilated eye examinations. Programs include diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, low vision and ¡Ojo con su visión! (Watch out for your vision!, the Spanish language program).

What you fill find:

  • Suggestions for community outreach activities
  • Educational materials including publications, radio and print PSAs
  • Research on effective education to target populations
NEI Publications Catalog

NEI offers a variety of educational resources and materials for health professionals, patients and the public. Topics include but are not limited to eye safety, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, low vision and information for children. Materials are available in English and Spanish.

What you will find:

  • Brochures and booklets
  • Videos
  • Posters
  • Magnets and stickers
  • Teaching tools
  • Downloadable materials
NEI Photos, Images and Video Catalog

In this catalog are a variety of photos, images, simulations, PSAs and other visuals that can be used for educational programs. All images in the NEI Photos, Images, and Videos Catalog are free for non-commercial scientific and educational use. For these purposes, the images are freely available and may be used without special permission.

Acknowledgement is required. Here is an example of an appropriate acknowledgment: Courtesy: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

What you will find:

  • Photos
  • Illustrations
  • Graphics
  • Print public service announcements
  • Eye disease simulations
  • Animations and video
Healthy Eyes Toolkit -Promote the Importance of Eye Exams

This online-toolkit provides resources that can be used to educate the public about the role of regular eye exams in maintaining good eye health. Materials are available in English and Spanish.

What you will find:

  • Web links
  • E-cards
  • Print and radio public service announcements
  • Sample text messages
  • Drop-in articles
  • Fact sheets
  • Appointment card reminders
  • Downloadable posters, bookmarks, and stickers
See All You Can See-NEI Kids Site

The NEI Kids Site contains a wide variety of kid-friendly eye health information. Topics include how the eye works, anatomy of the eye and eye safety.

What you will find:

  • Interactive games and puzzles
  • Downloadable information, games and coloring pages
Eye Safety Page for Parents, Teachers and Coaches

This site provides information about sports eye safety and eye injury protection. Included is information about sport-specific risks, finding the right eye protection for a specific sport and resources that can be used to educate others about the importance of wearing protective eyewear during sports-related activities.

What you will find:

  • Information about sports eye-injury and protective eyewear
  • Fact sheets
  • Drop-in articles
  • Sports eye safety presentation and speaker's guide
  • Activity books
  • Eye safety calendar
  • Coloring pages
Healthy Vision Community Programs Database

The Healthy Vision Community Programs Database is a searchable collection of community-based vision health programs from the different U.S. states and territories. It is searchable by state, target audience, topic and more.

What you will find:

  • Detailed descriptions of community-based eye health education projects
  • Contact information for project directors

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health