Salud a la Vista

Implementing an eye disease screening program in Milwaukee

Full Project Name:Salud a la Vista: Mobile TeleEye Health (mTEH)Primary Community Organization:United Community CenterPrimary Academic Partner:Judy E Kim, MD, OphthalmologyAward Amount:$268,393
Award Date
January2017
Project Duration:30 months

Project Description Narrative:


According to data from the 2010 United States Census, the Latino population has a 12.8% diabetes prevalence rate. In Milwaukee, more than 13,000 Latinos have diabetes, and an additional 39,000 are living with pre-diabetes. To improve health outcomes among Latino residents in southeastern Wisconsin, project partners plan to implement a new, sustainable eye disease screening system in the community using mobile teleophthalmology that has shown it can detect early signs of diabetes and pre-diabetes.

Community partners:

City of Milwaukee Health Department, Carroll University, Marquette University

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