State Update

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship - October 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

California Plans to Offer Expanded Dental Services for Children and New Coverage for Adults

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On August 20, Covered California (the state’s health insurance marketplace) announced that it is offering new family dental plans to consumers who enroll in health insurance coverage in 2015. Additionally, all individual health insurance plans sold through the Covered California... Click Here To Read More

Vermont Moves Toward Single-Payer System but Debates Adult Dental Coverage

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As you may recall, on May 26, 2011, Gov. Peter Shumlin (D-VT) signed into law H. 202 (now called Act 48). Act 48 created the Green Mountain Care Board... Click Here To Read More

New Mexico Community College Starts Community Dental Health Coordinator Program

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The Central New Mexico (CNM) Community College in Albuquerque is offering a new certificate program—the Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) program. The first entering class will accept only registered dental... Click Here To Read More

Kentucky Launches New Portable Dental Units

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The state Department for Public Health has given five local health departments grants to operate portable dental units. The concept to create these grants for portable dental units was born out of the governor’s budget. The one-year awards of $160,000 will pay for a full-time dental... Click Here To Read More

HHS Awards Funding for Patient-Centered Medical Homes in Health Centers

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On August 26, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $35.7 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 147 health centers in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to support patient-centered medical... Click Here To Read More

San Francisco and Berkeley Residents to Vote on Soda Tax in November

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San Francisco

On July 22, the City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted (see pdf page 12) to advance a proposal to tax sugary beverages. On November 4, San Francisco residents will vote on an ... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Updates - September 2014

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Virginia

The Virginia General Assembly will return on September 18, to begin considering and debating legislation regarding Medicaid expansion. Although Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) has repeatedly expressed his support for Medicaid expansion in the state, the majority of the House of Delegates appears to oppose... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - September 2014

Reports of Interest | Permanent link

The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) issued a paper presenting the results of a national survey of health centers that NNOHA conducted in June 2013 to obtain information about school-based oral... Click Here To Read More

ADEA is Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops - September 2014

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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