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Prevent Blindness launches new initiative

Published: 21.07.2016

Prevent Blindness is launching The Focus Initiative, a virtual forum for those working in vision and public health.

The Initiative expands upon the existing annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit by capturing the philosophy and energy of that single-day event and expanding it into an ongoing year round experience.  This professional network encourages the sharing of resources (research, webinars, events, etc.) among the vision and public health community. The Focus Initiative encompasses more than just the Focus on Eye Health National Summit to include webinars, LinkedIn group, public health resources and reports, research grants and professional recognition, and training resources.

To view the wealth of information and resources, visit

The LinkedIn group will encourage sharing of new research, information and events among the vision and public health community. To join, visit

To launch The Focus Initiative, Prevent Blindness is announcing its first webinar on the release of the upcoming National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Consensus Study on Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health.

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

Registration information will released in the upcoming weeks. To stay updated on the webinar registration, join The Focus Initiative LinkedIn group