Best Practices and Research
Population Health

Integrating Vision Programs

Issue Briefs

Integrating Vision and Eye Health into Existing Programs and Systems

Eye disorders and vision loss are among the costliest, yet most preventable, conditions in the United States, costing $168 billion in direct medical costs in 2019.

Seeing the Way to Better Health Issue Briefs

The Seeing the Way to Better Health issue briefs target three areas of health where vision and eye health can be incorporated into new and existing health programs – brain health, diabetes, and women’s health. The issue briefs were created to support state, local, and community programs with the integration of vision and eye health strategies into their programming. Each issue brief contains an overview of the role for vision in the specific health area, a variety of resources, and supporting graphics for use in communications. These issue briefs were developed in partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.

This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5-NU38OT000286-02, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent official views of the CDC or the US Department of Health and Human Services.