Current Projects

“Improving Children’s Vision: Systems, Stakeholders & Support”


The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH), and the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) is offering a quality improvement collaborative, “Improving Children’s Vision: Systems, Stakeholders & Support.” The mission of this collaborative is to achieve, in 18 months, improvements in the systems supporting children’s vision and eye health in 3 states, including Arizona, Ohio, and Wyoming.


  • based on The Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Breakthrough Series model
  • 18 month project beginning in September 2016
  • practice improvement teams will work through NICHQ’s Collaboratory (CoLab), a secure online space for people working together on a quality improvement project to share resources and measure their progress


  • to have focused interaction and learning between practices/health centers and states
  • to help Arizona practices increase the rate of 2011-2012 levels the proportion of children aged 5 years and younger who receive vision screening and diagnosis according to the National Survey of Children’s Health measure.

To see resources for vision screening, click here.