“At Prevent Blindness, we are excited that vision and eye health are included as key components in the overall objectives for Healthy People 2030,” said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness.
CHICAGO (PRWEB) August 04, 2022
Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading voluntary eye health and safety nonprofit organization, is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Healthy People 2030 Champion.
As a Healthy People 2030 Champion, Prevent Blindness has demonstrated a commitment to helping achieve the Healthy People 2030 vision of a society in which all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being across the lifespan. ODPHP recognizes Prevent Blindness, along with other Healthy People 2030 Champions, as part of a growing network of organizations partnering with ODPHP to improve health and well-being at the local, state, and tribal level.
Prevent Blindness has been a collaborator with the Healthy People Initiative for several decades. Objectives for the Healthy People 2030 program align with the Prevent Blindness sight-saving mission in a variety of areas, including children’s vision, diabetes, falls prevention, eye safety, access to care for underserved populations, and more.
“At Prevent Blindness, we are excited that vision and eye health are included as key components in the overall objectives for Healthy People 2030,” said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “We look forward to working closely with the ODPHP and other partners in advancing education, awareness and access to care for millions of Americans.”
Healthy People 2030 is the fifth iteration of the Healthy People initiative, which sets 10-year national objectives to improve health and well-being nationwide. Healthy People 2030 Champions are public and private organizations that are working to help achieve Healthy People objectives. They receive official support and recognition from ODPHP.
“ODPHP is thrilled to recognize Prevent Blindness for its work to support the Healthy People 2030 vision,” says RADM Paul Reed, MD, ODPHP Director. “Only by collaborating with partners nationwide can we achieve Healthy People 2030’s overarching goals and objectives.”
For more information about Prevent Blindness and a variety of vision and eye health topics, please visit PreventBlindness.org. For more information on Healthy People 2030, please visit Health.gov/healthypeople.
Healthy People 2030 Champion is a service mark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Used with permission. Participation by Prevent Blindness does not imply endorsement by HHS/ODPHP.
About Prevent Blindness
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness touches the lives of millions of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screening and training, community and patient service programs and research. These services are made possible through the generous support of the American public. Together with a network of affiliates, Prevent Blindness is committed to eliminating preventable blindness in America. For more information, visit us at preventblindness.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
About the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)
ODPHP plays a vital role in keeping the nation healthy through Healthy People 2030, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, and other programs, services, and education activities. ODPHP is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To learn more about ODPHP, visit health.gov or follow @HealthGov on Twitter.