AFOS 2019 Call For Nominations

Do you admire the dedication and distinction of a colleague? Do you want to recognize a colleague for their outstanding work? Here’s your chance! The AFOS Awards Committee is soliciting diverse nominations from Army, Navy, Air Force, VA, and Public Health for the five major awards for 2019: (1) OD of the Year (2) Junior OD of the Year (3) Reserve OD of the Year (4) COL Bzdula AFOS Student Award (5) Orion Award The Read more…

NAVAO Elections Coming Soon

This is an election year for NAVAO officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer)! The President and Vice-President have a two term limit. The Secretary and Treasurer may serve an indefinite number of terms. NAVAO will be making the call for nominations to members in July. In the meantime, please start thinking about your interest in running for office or if there are members you would like to nominate for these important leadership positions in our Read more…

American Public Health Association Vision Care Section Awards Submission Deadline – 5/31/2019

The American Public Health Association Vision Care Section Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the following 2019 APHA VCS Awards which will be presented at the 147th APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 2-6 in Philadelphia. Distinguished Service Award and Distinguished Student Service Award: These two awards are the highest honor the VCS can bestow and is presented to a person, institution, or group who has made an outstanding or demonstrated continual high-quality service Read more…

Response to Proposed Rulemaking on Access Standards

On February 22, 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs published a notice of proposed rulemaking on Access Standards in the Federal Register. The National Association of VA Optometrists, in conjunction with multiple health care disciplines, offered a joint response to the proposal to advocate on behalf of Veterans’ health care.  The joint response may be found on: http://www.navao.org/public-comment-posted-to-the-federal-register/ . 

APHA 2019 Abstract Submission Deadlines Approaching

Abstract submission deadlines are rapidly approaching, with some as soon as Tuesday, Feb. 19. Take time now to prepare and submit an abstract to one of the many member groups for the opportunity to present at APHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo, Nov. 2-6, in Philadelphia. Abstracts related to all areas of public health are welcome, especially those that align with the Annual Meeting theme “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.” Read more…

2019 Membership Renewal – Deadline Extended!

Thank you to NAVAO members that have renewed membership for 2019! NAVAO’s strength and success is due to the dedication and involvement of our members. While the last day for registration was January 31, 2018, the late renewal fee will be waived for a short time.  You may register for membership by following this link:  Renew Membership.  We are also pleased to announce that there will be random drawings for free future membership! An early renewal and Read more…