ADEA State Update

New Mexico Community College Starts Community Dental Health Coordinator Program

Local Policy, Education | Permanent link

The Central New Mexico (CNM) Community College in Albuquerque is offering a new certificate program—the Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) program. The first entering class will accept only registered dental... Click Here To Read More

Kentucky Launches New Portable Dental Units

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The state Department for Public Health has given five local health departments grants to operate portable dental units. The concept to create these grants for portable dental units was born out of the governor’s budget. The one-year awards of $160,000 will pay for a full-time dental... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Updates - September 2014

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Virginia

The Virginia General Assembly will return on September 18, to begin considering and debating legislation regarding Medicaid expansion. Although Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) has repeatedly expressed his support for Medicaid expansion in the state, the majority of the House of Delegates appears to oppose... Click Here To Read More

ADEA is Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops - September 2014

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ADEA’s Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio (AGR) is offering its ADEA Advocacy Workshop series to ADEA members. AGR’s staff of advocacy professionals (who have worked in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress) will travel to your institution to present information on how to become an effective advocate for academic dentistry... Click Here To Read More

ADEA State Advocacy Toolkit - September 2014

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ADEA has developed a State Advocacy Toolkit, enabling ADEA members to more effectively advocate for dental education and dental and craniofacial research. 

The importance of being an advocate for academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial... Click Here To Read More

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map - September 2014

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Introduced in 2013, the ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map provides 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... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Twitter Account - September 2014

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For additional information on issues affecting academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research in Congress, federal agencies and state legislatures, please follow ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations on Twitter at ADEAAGR; there is much to “tweet” about.... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Releases Dental Plan Rates for Federally-Facilitated Health Insurance Marketplaces

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On October 2, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released premium information for more than 17,000 plans across 36 states. These are the 36 states in which the federal government is operating... Click Here To Read More

California Finalizes Children’s Dental Plan Contracts for 2014

State Policy, ACA | Permanent link
On September 13, Covered California, California’s health benefit exchange, announced that insurers signed contracts to offer pediatric dental coverage in 2014 in the exchange’s individual and small-group employer markets.

The contracts offer stand-alone plans for children’s dental coverage in the first year of the new health benefit... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Approves Arkansas’ Private Option for Medicaid Expansion

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On April 23, Gov. Mike Beebe (D-AR) signed into law the Arkansas private option bills (S.B. 1020 and Click Here To Read More
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