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ADEA Unveils New State Advocacy Toolkit

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ADEA has developed a State Advocacy Toolkit, enabling members to more effectively advocate for dental education and dental and craniofacial research. Resources have been assembled to provide members with information to effectively interface with state legislators about funding and programs that affect dental education as well as individual institutions.

The toolkit contains information, such as:

  • An overview of state legislatures (composition, meeting frequency, etc.); 
  • How a bill becomes law;
  • How to identify your state legislator;
  • How to effectively communicate with state legislators; and 
  • Tips on hosting a site visit at your institution for a state legislator 

Users will have valuable local data as they advocate for dental education and dental and craniofacial research. The new toolkit provides data, such as Title VII funding organized by grantee and NIDCR grants organized by institution. The toolkit also provides information on state student loan repayment programs and alternative workforce models along with links to each state's ethics and lobby laws.

Access the ADEA State Advocacy Toolkit.

 
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