Last year, ADEA partnered with University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry to launch the Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute (NLI), a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The project is an opportunity for dental educators and their community partners to address the problems of access and workforce disparities. Ultimately, the effort aims to create a diverse workforce of oral health providers who understand the oral healthcare needs of patients from underserved populations.
This month ADEA is excited to launch the application cycle for a second cohort of ten dental schools to carry out a 12-month NLI project focused on community-based dental education or recruitment of underrepresented minority (URM) dental students. Each selected institution will receive $12,000 to cover costs for creating a project focused on minority student recruitment; a three-day in-person training course about Dental Pipeline best practices, advocacy, and leadership; online learning and sharing forums within a cohort; and peer mentor match-ups. The NLI will give participating schools and their community partners the tools and resources to successfully implement Pipeline programs.
Call for Dental Pipeline NLI applications! Deadline is June 25, 2013.