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Call for Nominations: Champion for Children’s Vision Award

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has announced its call for nominations for the ninth annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award. This honor recognizes significant achievements by an individual or organization to “improve public health approaches for children’s vision and eye health at the state or national level.” The award commemorates the work of Dr. Bonnie Strickland, former Director of Services for Children with Special Health Needs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, to establish a comprehensive system in the United States for children’s vision. Nominations are sought for those who have put in place innovative solutions to overcome barriers to healthy vision in children with solutions that can be replicated and sustained. Nominees need to demonstrate an impact in one or more areas, such as training and education, public awareness, reduction of health inequities, making the connection between overall health, and early childhood and learning. The application deadline is noon ET on July 1, 2023. The award will be presented on September 14, 2023 at the Annual Meeting of the NCCVEH. For additional award criteria and other details, visit the webpage with information About the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award. Download an Individual Nomination Form here and download a Group Nomination Form here.