ADEA Washington Update

Spotlight on Title VII of PHSA Funding Push on Capitol Hill

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On July 19, ADEA will host a congressional briefing to examine the impact of funding for dental education and training programs on rural communities and the opioid crisis. Title VII, Section 748 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) authorizes programs to support and develop education and training programs in general, pediatric and public health dentistry to include programs for student financial assistance, traineeships, faculty development and pre- and postdoctoral training, as well as the establishment or operation of faculty loan repayment programs. These programs are administered through HRSA.

This funding is critical to growing the oral health workforce and improving the health of underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the nation. Accredited dental or dental hygiene schools, not-for-profit hospitals or other public or private not-for-profit entities that have accredited training programs in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry or dental public health are all eligible to receive the funding.

Let’s Connect: ADEA members in the Washington, DC, area that day, please join us for a discussion over breakfast at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on July 19 in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2045. 

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