Washington Update

Volunteers Needed for ADA Systemized Nomenclature of Dentistry

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The American Dental Association (ADA) is seeking volunteer participants for a committee to consider approval of the Systematized Nomenclature of Dentistry (known as SNODENT) as an American National Standard. Qualified volunteers for the ADA SNODENT Canvass Committee should be interested in or materially affected by SNODENT.

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ADEA Policy Center Hosting February 24 Webinar on Ryan White HIV/AIDS Dental Programs

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On February 24, 2015, from noon—1:00 p.m. Eastern Time the ADEA Policy Center will continue its Leading Conversations Webinar series with “Protecting Oral Health in the HIV/AIDS Community: Academic Dental Institutions and the Ryan White... Click Here To Read More

Save the Date: Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, April 14, 2015—February 2015

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ADEA invites you to make your voice heard during Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Co-hosted by ADEA and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), this one-day event is open to faculty and students. Advocacy Day provides members of the dental education and research communities the opportunity to speak... Click Here To Read More

ADEA is Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops for 2015—February 2015

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ADEA’s Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio (AGR) is offering its ADEA Advocacy Workshop series to all ADEA member institutions. AGR’s staff of advocacy professionals (who have worked in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress) will travel to your institution to present information on how to become an effective advocate for... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship—February 2015

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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 on issues and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship—February 2015

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The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio (ADEA AGR) of the ADEA Policy Center in Washington, D.C. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—February 2015

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For those interested in following the congressional proceedings, please access the U.S. House or Senate using the following links:

Funding Opportunities—February 2015

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Below are selected funding opportunities that might be of interest. You can search for additional federal government funding opportunities at grants.gov.

HRSA-15-022
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D Grants for Coordinated HIV Services and Access to Research for Women, Infants, Children, and... Click Here To Read More

Congress Wraps Up the Budget for Fiscal Year 2015

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On December 14, 2014, Congress passed H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act 2015. The bill passed by a vote of 219-206 in the House and 56-40 in the Senate. The legislation contains language to fund the federal government through September 30, 2015. The funding provisions of H.R. 83 are referred to as the... Click Here To Read More

Senate Votes to Confirm New Surgeon General

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In December, the Senate voted to confirm physician Vivek Murthy as the next surgeon general, despite considerable opposition from Republicans and a few Democrats. Critics objected to the 37-year-old’s relative inexperience as well as his outspoken support for the Affordable Care Act and advocacy of gun control as a means to limit the health... Click Here To Read More

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