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Call for Contributions to the DR Barometer Fall 2021 Newsletter

Published: 27.09.2021
DR Barometer

Theme: The impact of long-term care settings on the vision health of older people with diabetes-related complications”.

Dear Colleagues,

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is welcoming submissions towards the DR Barometer programme’s Fall 2021 newsletter.  For this edition, the theme is on long-term care settings on the vision health of older people.

The World Heath Organization Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) is a person-centred assessment and pathways in primary care to improve the experience of ageing by the efficient use of resources to ensure quality care.  Chapter 7 on visual capacity illustrates the care pathways to manage visual impairment highlighting the associated condition of diabetes as a trigger to specialised eye care for retina chanks annually.

ICOPE is central to the action area of long-term care in the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing and the goals and objectives detailed in the World Report on Vision.

Using the setting of long-term care as a reference point, IFA is calling for contributions that reflect the importance of improving the functional ability of older people with vision loss through addressing the screening and management of diabetic eye diseases in long-term care settings.

Knowledge assets and good practices shared by the community can be further leveraged and localized to help build the capacity of stakeholders at country who are working to inform policy and practice in vision health as it relates to diabetes.

Submission Details:

Deadline: Friday, 8 October 2021

E-mail address: [email protected]

E-mail subject line: Input for DR Barometer Newsletter Fall 2021

File formats: Word format (.doc) is preferred.