State Update

CHIP Funding Update

Federal Policy | Permanent link

Funding for the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will expire at the end of fiscal year (FY) 2015. As a result, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission (Click Here To Read More

State Policy Updates - Illinois

State Policy | Permanent link

HB 5574
, introduced by Rep. Laura Fine (D-IL), amends the Illinois Dental Practice Act by adding a provision allowing dentists with the appropriate training to administer vaccinations to patients 10 years of age and older pursuant to a valid prescription... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest

ACA | Permanent link

The Urban Institute Health Policy Center issued a report finding that most of the newly insured adults are in the income groups targeted by the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and the health insurance marketplaces. Nearly half of the newly... Click Here To Read More

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

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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 predoctoral, allied and... Click Here To Read More

Governor of Maine Signs Dental Hygiene Therapy Bill Into Law

State Policy | Permanent link

On April 28, Gov. Paul LePage (R-ME) signed into law L.D. 1230, “An Act to Improve Access to Oral Health Care,” thereby creating the role of dental hygiene therapist in the State of Maine. The bill passed with... Click Here To Read More