MN Vision Health Task Force


Our Minnesota team is one of eight selected to participate in a Better Vision Together- Community of Practice, which is convened by the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH). The goal of this two-year project is to improve vision and eye health in the at-risk, minority, and vulnerable populations of young children.

The NCCVEH works with the Community of Practice to implement actions and solutions anchored in population health strategies through a peer-support approach, including policy change, systems of vision and eye health, public awareness, and data collection. The project is convened by the NCCVEH and funded through the federal Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Organizational Members

The team is led by Minneapolis Public Schools, Office of Early Childhood Education.

Our Work

Promoting Equity in Children’s Vision Health

Our work was featured in the Department of Education Office of Early Learning’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services “Voices From the Field Blog: Interview with Cindy Hillyer.

Advancing Minnesota’s Vision Health: Design, Action & Impact

Learn more about our work in this presentation shared at the 2019 NCCVEH annual meeting in Baltimore.

Lions Club KidSight USA

This presentation provides background on KidSight, a national coalition that screens preschool and school-age kids.


Questions about the Task Force? Contact cynthia.hillyer @