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ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map Offers New Feature

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The ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map now features a new dropdown menu, allowing ADEA members even easier access to critical state legislation. Users will be able to quickly monitor high-interest topics, such as student loan repayment programs, higher education funding, alternative workforce models, teledentistry, interprofessional education, tobacco regulations, children’s dental benefits under CHIP/Medicaid and adult dental benefits under Medicaid.

By using the drop-down menu, users can view relevant legislation, both as a list format and as an interactive map. States that have pending legislation on a selected topic are shaded in blue. This new feature provides users with an instant visual landscape of the types of issues, especially hot-button ones, that states and regions are interested in.

The map is a helpful tool not only for those in the dental education community but for state legislative directors, Medicaid directors, dental directors, policy analysts and national organizations with an interest in oral health care. These individuals and entities will be able to quickly view bills related to a narrower subject matter using the new drop-down menu.

Introduced in 2013, the ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map provides ADEA members and others access to the most up-to-date information on state legislation of interest to academic dentistry. Users can view the current status of bills, including upcoming hearing dates, as well as current bill text and bill author/sponsor information.

For questions about the map, please contact Jennifer Thompson Brown, ADEA Director of State Relations, at 202-289-7201, ext. 155, or brownjt@adea.org.   

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