Teleophthalmology to Improve Eye Health among Latinos (TIEHL):
UCC-MCW-Marquette Collaboration

Project Overview (PDF)

9th Funding Cycle Development Award

    Project Start Date:    January 1, 2014
    Project End Date:      December 31, 2015 – No Cost Extension Through: June 30, 2016
    Award Amount:         $200,000

Project Goal Statement: To preserve vision in a high-risk population by implementing teleophthalmology to increase retinopathy screening and facilitate improved eye care, test its use as an innovative tool for education on diabetes, and develop training of work force.

Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Al Castro, United Community Center
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • Columbia College of Nursing
  • Marquette University
Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Judy Kim, MD, Department of Ophthalmology
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Eileen Early, RN BSN, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Melissa DeNomie, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Zeno Franco, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Christina Eldredge, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • John Fangman, MD, Department of Medicine
Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary January 2014 - August 2014 (PDF)
Project Progress Report Summary September 2014 - August 2015 (PDF)

Affiliated Web Pages:

Marquette University
United Community Center

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Article
    • Published an article in Retina Today highlighting the project
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed Diabetes Family History worksheet for middle school children
    • Developed recruitment flyer
    • Conducted community marketing at Meet and Greet at Bruce Guadalupe Community School
    • Attended UCC Health Fair to distribute handouts and answer questions
    • Developed educational video and submitted to AAMC to leverage funds
    • Presented information about the project and provided education about eye disease and retinal screenings to attendees at two community fairs – El Dia de la Mujer Latina at South Division High School and Back to School Fair hosted by Hispanics for School Choice at St. Anthony’s School
    • Participated in the Principles of Community Engagement Panel Discussion as a Grand Rounds format at MCW
  • Presentations
    • Presented about the project at MCW Community Engagement Week
    • Presented about the project at the Global Summit on Health-Education-Technology
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