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.
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.