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Best Practices and Research

The Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness Joanne Angle Public Health Award was named for Ms. Joanne Angle, who served on the National Board of Directors for Prevent Blindness, and both its Government Affairs and Audit committees, in addition to her work with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Joanne Angle
Joanne Angle

The Award was established to provide much-needed funding for research investigating public health related to eye health and safety.  The Award provides a $25,000 grant  to support a public health research project seeking to put an end to unnecessary vision loss. Applications will be accepted in the following priority areas:

  • Burden/economic aspects of eye disease and vision loss on society
  • Best practices in integrating vision screening and follow-up care with system care access
  • Vision program effectiveness and evaluation

Past recipients of the Prevent Blindness Joanne Angle Award include Brian J. Song, MD, MPH, at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, for his study “Glaucoma Detection in Diabetes Teleretinal Programs.”  And, Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, for his study, “Implementation Science Based Study of Teleophthalmology for Diabetic Retinopathy Surveillance.”

For more information on the Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness Joanne Angle Public Health Award, please contact Arthur Makar, FFS’s Executive Director, [email protected].