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Nominations Invited for the 2022 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award: Applications Due on August 1, 2022

Established in 2014, the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award recognizes substantial efforts by individuals or groups of individuals to advance public health approaches for children’s vision and eye health at the state or national level. The award commemorates Dr. Bonnie Strickland and her work “to establish a comprehensive system for children’s vision in the United States.” Dr. Strickland retired in 2014 from her position as Director of the Division of Services for Children with Special Needs with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Nominees may be an individual or group of “diverse stakeholders,” including family members/caregivers, community leaders, or professionals in public health, healthcare, and education, and others whose efforts have improved children’s vision and reduced disparities in children’s vision and eye health within the United States. Criteria for nominees include the demonstration of an impact in one or more areas of a population health system that supports children’s vision, such as training and education, public awareness, service provision, and making the connection between overall health and vision. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health of Prevent Blindness, which will be held virtually on October 14, 2022. For the complete list of criteria and other information, visit the webpage for Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award. And the nomination form for the Children’s Vision Award may be downloaded here.