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Goals of the Twenty-First Century Agenda on Aging and Vision Loss

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  • Goal One: Funding for services
  • Goal Two: Ensuring availability and quality of professional services
    • Champions: Marlene Snow, Elly Du Pré, Beverly Berg
    • AFB staff liaisons: Pris Rogers & Neva Fairchild
    • Sub-Goals: Pay Scale, Training Qualified Staff, Scholarships, OT Training, Best Practices, and Curriculum
  • Goal Three: Collaboration across service delivery systems to maximize resources for tackling critical needs (e.g., transportation, employment
    • Champions: Elaine Welch, Debbie Cook, Ed Lecher
    • AFB staff liaison: Rebecca Sheffield
    • Sub-Goals: Healthy Aging and Retirement Security
  • Goal Four: Funding for low vision devices
    • Champions: Tony Stephens (ACB)
    • AFB staff liaisons: Neva Fairchild & Mark Richert
    • Legislation: Goal Four welcomes the introduction of H.R. 2050, a bill to provide for a Medicare demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low vision devices as durable medical equipment under part B of the Medicare program, and will work toward the passage of this important legislation for all people with low vision, especially seniors. The American Council of the Blind is leading this reintroduction to the Medicare bill.

Activities to address the Goals

AFB staff are acting as facilitators of the Agenda and helping to facilitate the goal teams as noted in the goal group listing, above. Together, we will undertake the following:

  1. Steering committee will be formed, made up of champions to manage goals; steering committee to meet quarterly;
  2. Measurable objectives will be developed by each goal group
  3. Goal committees will meet regularly; biannual meeting of all goal groups
  4. Summit Meeting at AFB Leadership Conference

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