ADEA Washington Update

The ADEA Advocate Replaces the ADEA Washington Update

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On February 2019, the ADEA Advocate replaced the monthly ADEA State Update and the ADEA Washington Update newsletters. We hope you enjoy this more agile medium for keeping you informed of breaking legislative and... Click Here To Read More

7 Funding Bills in 2 Weeks—No Problem?

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Congress passed five of 12 appropriations bills before the midterm elections, but time is running out. A deal on a year-end spending package to wrap up the seven unfinished bills would fund parts of the government for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. Only a few days remain before a stopgap funding measure (P.L. 115-245) will run dry on... Click Here To Read More

Summer is on the Horizon at Least at NIH

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It may be winter, but three summer opportunities are available to dental and medical students at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Graduate Summer Opportunities to Advance Research... Click Here To Read More

Revised Rule on Human Subjects in Research Effective January 2019

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Most dental schools have a Dental Research Administration (DRA) to promote and assist students, residents and faculty on how to properly develop and conduct research studies at the schools. The DRA helps researchers work through the requirements of the school’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). Last year, the Department of Health and... Click Here To Read More

Medicaid Expansion May Happen Because of the Courts, Not Congress

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In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) should be determined by each state. Since then, several governors have fought against expansion in their states. Maine Gov. Paul LePage was one of several Republican governors who refused to accept the ACA’s federal funding to implement the... Click Here To Read More

Socioeconomics Factor into Canada’s Public Health Policy

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Marie DesMeules is the Director of the Social Determinants of Health Division, part of the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch at the Public Health Agency of Canada. DesMeules helped produce the Key Health Inequalities in Canada ... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Participates in the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health

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Dr. Jerome Adams is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. His reports, like those of his predecessors, help to focus the country around key public health issues. Dr. Adams ... Click Here To Read More

114 Million Votes Cast: Dentists, Health Care and Diversity Win

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It is often hard to get everyone to agree in a country of over 325 million people, however we all saw that voter turnout was at an all-time high for a mid-term election, especially among women and young adults. The House of Representatives will be led by the Democrats, the Senate will remain under Republican control, and many races are... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Department of Education and Changes to Title IX

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Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape and sexual assault. A school that receives federal funds may be held legally responsible if it knows about and ignores sexual harassment or assault in... Click Here To Read More

ACA 2019 Open Enrollment Is Happening Now, and Dental Coverage Is Still an Essential Benefit

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The Federal Health Insurance Exchange (the Marketplace) Open Enrollment period runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 for coverage starting Jan. 1, 2019. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is using consumer feedback to drive ongoing improvements across the Exchange platform. Consumers can visit ... Click Here To Read More

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