ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations Portfolio — June 2015

ADEA is seeing very promising results of our advocacy efforts in early drafts of the appropriations bill from the House of Representatives. Earlier this year, ADEA submitted written testimony to both the House of Representatives and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.

Summer 2015: Implementing Interprofessional Education

Great strides have been made since we first looked at Interprofessional Education (IPE) in this publication back in 2009. The value of IPE is now widely acknowledged. Yet despite advances, implementing IPE remains an uphill battle and can be especially vexing for dental schools.

House and Senate Appropriators Release Funding Bills

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have released their respective versions of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bills for fiscal year 2016.  We provide a summary of the appropriated amounts and provisions of interest to academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research.

Colorado Governor Weighs in on Water Fluoridation

On July 29, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D CO) and Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director and chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, issued a joint statement in support of water fluoridation in the
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