State Update

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map - September 2014

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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, including upcoming hearing dates, as well as current bill... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Twitter Account - September 2014

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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.... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship - September 2014

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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 - September 2014

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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 of the ADEA Policy Center (ADEA AGR) in Washington, D.C. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience for... Click Here To Read More

CMS Issues Informational Bulletin on Oral Health

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On July 10, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an informational bulletin providing an update on the CMS Oral Health Initiative and other oral health related items. 

As you may recall in April 2010, CMS... Click Here To Read More

North Dakota Legislature Holds Committee Meeting on Access to Dental Care

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On July 30, the North Dakota Health Services Interim Committee met to hear invited testimony and public comment regarding the committee’s study of how to improve access to dental services and ways to address dental service provider shortages.... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Staff Invited to Attend the National Governors Association Summer Meeting

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ADEA AGR staff received a special invitation by the National Governors Association (NGA) to attend its 2014 Summer Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from July 10-13. The NGA is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. 

During the NGA’s 2014 Summer Meeting,... Click Here To Read More

Kennebunk, Maine Debates Community Water Fluoridation

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On July 8, the Kennebunk, Maine Board of Selectmen met and heard a presentation from two area residents concerning removing fluoride from the community water supply. All five towns in the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells (KKW)... Click Here To Read More

November 2014 Proposed Ballot Measures to Watch

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The November 2014 elections are quickly approaching and two states already have proposed ballot initiatives which are of interest to the dental education community.

Colorado

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States Develop New Paths for Medical School Students

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As states work to balance tight state budgets with an ever increasing demand for healthcare services, as a result of an aging baby-boomer population and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more state legislatures are looking for new ways to address primary care professional shortages. Below is a brief summary of how two states,... Click Here To Read More