Washington Update

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

Advocacy, Call for Submissions | Permanent link

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.

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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

Letter to Senate Subcommittee Warns Against Cutting Pell Grant Funding

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The American Dental Education Association was among nearly three dozen higher education groups that signed on to a letter sent to the Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, expressing “strong opposition” to taking money from the government’s Pell Grant account... Click Here To Read More

Congress Demands Action to Ensure Interoperability of Health Record Technology

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Congress has instructed the Office of the National Coordinator for Information Technology (ONC) to ensure that ONC recognizes as certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) only those products that allow for “meaningful use” of the data they collect. 

The 2015 Omnibus Appropriations ... Click Here To Read More

Federal Health IT Strategic Plan Released

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A draft version of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 released last month emphasizes, among other things, that new information about health care delivery be shared “quickly, securely, and efficiently.” ... Click Here To Read More

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