The Rural Health Fellows (RHF) program is a year-long, intensive program that develops leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America.
Fellows will gain valuable insights and build critical skills in three primary domains:
These ambitious learning and skill development objectives will be accomplished through a combination experiential and action learning, exposure to premier faculty and seasoned practitioners, and reinforcement through executive coaching and structured team assignments.
For more information, please contact Amy Elizondo, NRHA Vice President, Program Services at (202) 639-0550 or by email at Elizondo@NRHArural.org
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will hold their annual meeting in Reno, Nevada in July. For the last eight years, optometrists have provided vision screenings during the VFW health fair. The American Optometric Association (AOA) will coordinate this with doctors from the Nevada Optometric Association. The VFW convention represents the largest gathering of veterans in the nation each year. In addition to assessing hundreds of veterans for eye health care and vision problems, this is an important outreach effort, demonstrating the importance of regular comprehensive eye care to generations of aging veterans.
Volunteers are needed for Saturday, July 21 through Monday, July 23 from 8:30 – 2:30 and on Tuesday, July 24 from 8:30 until noon. For further information or to volunteer, please contact David Danielson, Associate Director, Federal Government Relations at DSDanielson@aoa.org or 703-837-1349.
The American Optometric Association is a member of the The Falls Free™ Coalition. The Coalition is a group of national organizations and state coalitions working to reduce the growing number of falls and fall-related injuries among older adults. For more information, go to www.healthyagingprograms.org. Produced by the National Council on Aging's Center for Healthy Aging, with support from the Archstone Foundation and the Home Safety Council, the Falls Free™ E-Newsletter is designed to enhance communications among Falls Free™ Coalition members. Newsletters will be posted on the Center's Web site www.healthyagingprograms.org.
Lamaze International Promotes InfantSEE® — The mission of Lamaze International is to promote, support and protect normal birth through education and advocacy. Lamaze affirms the normalcy of birth, acknowledges women’s inherent ability to birth their babies, and explores all the ways that women find strength and comfort during labor and birth. We envision for the future a world of confident women choosing normal birth. In the October edition of their E-Newsletter, Lamaze International included the following promotion for the InfantSEE® program:
Program Ensures Children See Their World
All new mothers care about their babies’ well-being. There is one aspect of newborns’ health being overlooked, though – vision and eye condition. Only 13 percent of women with children under the age of 2 reported bringing them to an eye care professional, according to a survey by BabyCenter.com.
InfantSEE®, a public health program that offers free eye assessments to children within one year of age, hopes to change that statistic. Started by the American Optometric Association (AOA) partnered with The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. in the summer of 2005, InfantSEE® helps to detect the presence or risks of eye conditions such as glaucoma and eye cancer in infants.
To learn more about the program or to find an InfantSEE® provider in your area, visit www.infantsee.org.
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