ADEA State Update

Maine, New Jersey and Oregon Raise the Age for Purchasing Tobacco to 21

State Policy, Public Health, Tobacco | Permanent link

Maine, New Jersey and Oregon will join Hawaii and California in raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21. 


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Virginia Governor Sends Letter to State Legislative Leaders Asking for Help Expanding Medicaid

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Funding | Permanent link

On Aug. 17, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) sent a letter to the General Assembly leaders asking for engagement in drafting a mutually agreeable proposal for Medicaid Expansion for his outgoing biennial budget. 

In the letter, Gov. McAuliffe... Click Here To Read More

Bipartisan List of Governors Pen Letter to Congress Pushing for a New Health Care Plan

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, HHS, ACA, Federal Policy | Permanent link

On Aug. 30, a bipartisan list of governors, led by Govs. John Kasich (R-OH) and John Hickenlooper (D-CO), sent a letter to Congressional leaders in the House and Senate recommending that Congress do the following: (1) take... Click Here To Read More

Update on State Dental Regulations

State Policy, Education, Higher Education, Licensure | Permanent link


  • The Iowa Dental Board has given notice of their intent to amend sections of the Iowa Administrative Code regarding an alternative examination for licensure. Specifically, the purpose of the proposed amendments is to implement... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill – Tuesday, Sept. 19

NIH, NIDCR, Public Health | Permanent link

On Tues., Sept. 19, 2017, dental educators, dental and craniofacial researchers and dental students will tell Members of Congress why funding for oral health training programs and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is critically... Click Here To Read More

Report of Interest - September 2017

State Policy, CHIP, Dental Health, Oral Health | Permanent link

The South Carolina Rural Health Research Center has issued a report documenting trends in rural children’s oral health and access to care. ... Click Here To Read More

Massachusetts’ Governor Attempts to Establish Dental Therapist Role

State Policy, Education, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Dental Therapist, Oral Health | Permanent link

On July 17, Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) in his veto message to the Massachusetts legislature regarding the fiscal year 2018 (FY18) budget, inserted language to establish a new oral health practitioner, the role of a licensed dental therapist. However, soon thereafter,... Click Here To Read More

States Limiting Opioid Prescriptions and Enacting Changes to Monitoring Programs

State Policy, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse, Public Health | Permanent link

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, of the 20.5 million Americans, 12 or older, who had a substance use disorder in 2015, approximately 2 million had an addiction disorder involving prescription pain relievers. 

ADEA has compiled an... Click Here To Read More

White House Commission on Opioid Abuse Issues Draft Report

State Policy, HHS, Education, Federal Policy, Higher Education, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

On March 29, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. Commission (Commission) members include: ... Click Here To Read More

California May Expand Pilot Program to Offer Four-year Degrees in Dental Hygiene and Other In-demand Fields

State Policy, Education, Dental Health, Higher Education | Permanent link

In September 2014, SB 850 was signed into law and authorized the Board of Governors, in consultation with California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC), to establish a... Click Here To Read More

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