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How Social Determinants of Health Relate to Vision and Aging

Started Dec 14, 2020
1 credit


Full course description

Social determinants are defined by the World Health Organization as the “conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age.” In this course Dr. Pricilla Rogers looks at these social determinants and how these factors impact the prevalence of vision loss. Discussion focuses on how individuals with vision impairment or blindness are at greater risk for additional health impairments and considers strategies for how service providers can ease the effects of social determinants.

This course is available for 1-hour of CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.

Course Objectives:

Our objectives in this course are as follows:

  1. Understand Social Determinants of Health
  2. Understand how these relate to people with vision loss, including living conditions, health, psychological well-being, and access
  3. Learn how inequities based on Social Determinants of Health influence the prevalence of visual impairment and blindness

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PC: JAWS or NVDA with Firefox.

Note that currently, course quizzes are not functioning properly for Microsoft screen reader users with Chrome or Edge.

The course shows a start date, but this is simply the date the course was made available to the public. They are self-paced. So, there is not an end date. You can enroll at any time.

This course was developed by the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University. We are the only national center funded to conduct research related to employment for people with blindness or low vision, and training and technical assistance for the federal Older Individuals who are Blind program. As a national center of excellence, we offer resources on a variety of topics for service providers, businesses, and persons with vision loss on our websites: 


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NTAC Website 

OIB-TAC Website

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