ADEA State Update

National Governors Association Turns its Focus to Improving Oral Health

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On Oct. 29, the National Governors Association (NGA) released a report titled Health Investments that Pay Off: Strategies to Improve Oral Health. The report... Click Here To Read More

Health Resources and Services Administration Releases Grant Application for State-Run Dental Schools

HHS, Education, Funding, Call for Submissions, Federal Policy | Permanent link

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) has released the FY 2016 Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Program (SOHW). The purpose of the Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Program is to support states... Click Here To Read More

Kentucky Community College Announces Community Dental Health Coordinator Program

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Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) signed a letter of intent Oct. 26 announcing the school’s new certificate program to train Community Dental Health Coordinators (... Click Here To Read More

New Hampshire Releases Report on Access to Dental Care

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On Nov. 1, the Commission to Study Pathways to Oral Health Care in New Hampshire released its report with findings and recommendations for proposed legislation to leadership in the state... Click Here To Read More

Massachusetts Governor and Local Medical Schools Continue to Tackle Opioid Abuse

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On Nov. 9, Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA), in partnership with the deans of the Commonwealth’s four medical schools (University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard Medical School, Boston University School of Medicine and Tufts School of Medicine) and the Massachusetts Medical Society, ... Click Here To Read More

Kentucky Governor-elect Vows to Dismantle the State’s Health Care Exchange

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

When the votes for the Kentucky governor’s race were tallied, Matt Bevin (R) became the governor-elect with 52.52% of the vote. What does this mean for the 106,211 Kentuckians who enrolled in a qualified health plan through Kentucky’s state-run health insurance marketplace, kynect, during... Click Here To Read More

Colorado May Become the First State to Have a Single-payer Health Care System

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

On Nov. 9, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne W. Williams (R) announced that the proposed ballot measure concerning ColoradoCare, was deemed sufficient to be placed on the ballot in 2016. Proponents needed 98,492 valid signatures to put a state-governed health care system to a vote, but instead submitted 158,831 qualified signatures... Click Here To Read More

Five More States Join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

State Policy, Education | Permanent link

During the last week in October five more states—Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi and Texas—were approved by the Southern Regional Education Board to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). These additions bring the total number of participating states to 34. 

Those states join 29 others (Alaska,... Click Here To Read More

San Marcos, TX, Voters End Community Water Fluoridation

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On Nov. 3, residents of the city of San Marcos, TX, voted to stop adding fluoride to the San Marcos municipal water supply. The measure passed with 60.73% of the vote.

The city of San Marcos has added fluoride to... Click Here To Read More

States Move Ahead with Campus Concealed Carry Bills

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In the wake of campus shootings around the country over the last several years, state legislatures are increasing their focus on campus safety and security.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), 19 states currently ban carrying a concealed weapon on a college... Click Here To Read More