CHICAGO (Aug. 4, 2022)- Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading voluntary eye health and safety nonprofit organization, has been 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.”
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.