Thursday, May 17, 2018: 9:00 AM
Lakeshore C (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)
The Health Education Department at Care for the Homeless implements preventive health promotions at multiple health centers in New York City. In 2016, the agency implemented a practice transformation project to increase accessibility of optometry care to fill medical gaps among patients experiencing homelessness and their vision health. We developed a partnership with New York State Lions Clubs and SUNY College of Optometry to make vision screenings and treatment more accessible to patients; focusing on early detection of vision problems. This program aligns with the 2016 Bright Futures-American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care.