Data & Research Committee

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Co-Chaired by John Crews, retired CDC, and Jaclyn Borchardt, Vision Forward

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One Year Plan

  • Conduct 3 seminars on data driven science for VSA members and partners, in collaboration with Dean Van Nasdale from OSU
    • Surveillance systems and state level population estimates
    • Race / ethnicity by county
    • Other topic, TBD
  • Assemble key articles regarding prevalence of vision impairment and disparities among people with/without vision impairment.  Create a bibliography of relevant papers and make a full article, accessible, library for VSA members.
  • Address development of standardized outcomes for vision rehabilitation services
    • Conduct telephone conference with others currently involved in Outcomes research
    • Characterize current initiatives in measuring outcomes
    • Make recommendations to VSA regarding measurement strategies
  • Review the NASEM Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative (2016) report’s vision rehabilitation chapter to identify common objectives between NASEM report and VSA AVLNC strategic plan
  • Identify and suggest standard vision questions for inclusion in community health surveys.

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