State Update

ADEA is Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops

Education | Permanent link

ADEA’s Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio (AGR) is offering its ADEA Advocacy Workshop series to ADEA members. 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 academic dentistry... Click Here To Read More

ADEA State Advocacy Toolkit - June 2014

State Policy | Permanent link

ADEA recently developed a State Advocacy Toolkit, enabling ADEA members to more effectively advocate for dental education and dental and craniofacial research. 

The importance of being an advocate for academic dentistry and dental and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map - June 2014

State Policy, State Policy Updates | Permanent link

Introduced in 2013, the ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map provides access to the most up-to-date information on state legislation of interest to academic dentistry. Users can view the current status of bills,... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Twitter Account - June 2014

State Policy Updates | Permanent link

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.... Click Here To Read More

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

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 policies that... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Sunstar Americas, Inc., Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship

Call for Submissions | Permanent link

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

California Health Insurance Exchange Announces Selection of Pediatric Dental Plans

State Policy, ACA | Permanent link

On June 25, Covered California, California’s health benefit exchange, announced its selection of pediatric dental plans and rates.

The six selected... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Launches New Affordable Care Act Website to Help Consumers

HHS, ACA | Permanent link

On June 24, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched an updated website, as well as information on their 24-hour consumer call center [1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325)]. These two new consumer-focused educational tools will help... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Grants to Enroll Children in Medicaid and CHIP

Medicare and Medicaid, HHS | Permanent link

On July 2, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced nearly $32 million in grants for efforts to identify and enroll children eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Grants were awarded to 41 state agencies, community health centers,... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Rules on Certain Dental Procedures Under Medicare

Medicare and Medicaid | Permanent link

On May 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed that Medicare's broad dental services exclusion does not permit coverage of extensive dental services necessitated by the medical conditions of Medicare beneficiaries (... Click Here To Read More