Washington Update

Affordable Care Act: Implementation Update

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As the deadline to sign up for health insurance coverage through the new federal and state marketplaces neared on March 31, a surge in enrollments carried the number of purchasers over the 6 million... Click Here To Read More

President Obama’s FY15 Budget: The Essentials

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President Obama’s FY15 budget would expand key programs that promote access to care, but it also sets priorities that will generate concern in the dental education community. Of particular note, the budget proposes the elimination of funding for two programs in which many ADEA member institutions participate:

Department of Education Releases Proposed Gainful Employment Rules

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On March 14, the U.S. Department of Education released its proposed regulations for determining whether certain postsecondary education programs, including allied or advanced dental education programs that award a certificate but not a... Click Here To Read More

Administration Proposes Significant Revision to Student Loan Repayment Plans

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President Obama’s FY15 budget request proposes a variety of changes to student loan programs that would impact students pursuing professional degrees. While Congress is unlikely to pass the president’s budget, these proposals will almost certainly be discussed in connection with the Higher Education Act reauthorization. The proposals aim to make... Click Here To Read More

HRSA Seeks Comment on Ryan White Dental Reimbursement Program Forms

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The Dental Reimbursement Program (DRP) and the Community Based Dental Partnership Program under Part F of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program offer funding to accredited dental education programs to support the provision of oral health services for HIV-positive... Click Here To Read More

NIH Director Testifies Before House Subcommittee Regarding Biomedical Research

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On March 26, Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), testified before the Labor-Health and Human... Click Here To Read More

AHRQ Funds Projects to Study Proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use Criteria

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded a series of grants and contracts to study the feasibility of proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use criteria. The awards include projects that will examine health... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/AADR Hill Day on April 8, 2014

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The American Dental Education Association/American Association for Dental Research, ADEA/AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill will be held on April 8, 2014. The event will take place in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This one-day event has been designed to provide the dental education and dental... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Twitter Account

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For additional information on issues affecting academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research in Congress, federal agencies and state legislatures, please follow ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations on Twitter at ADEAAGR; there is much to “tweet” about.

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ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship

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Dental school faculty members or administrators who want to interface with members of Congress on issues of importance to oral health are encouraged to apply for the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship. The fellow selected spends three months in Washington, D.C., working... Click Here To Read More
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