ADEA State Update

Diversity Growing at Canadian Graduate and Dental Schools

Education, Dental Health, Higher Education | Permanent link

With a decentralized education system operating across 13 jurisdictions, Canada was cited in a report from the Organization for Economic Co-operations and Development (OECD) as having the largest percentage of adults seeking higher education, with 55.2% of Canadian adults ages 25-64 having attained some... Click Here To Read More

Applications Being Accepted for Interprofessional Summit on Addiction Education

HHS, Funding, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

With generous funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) and SAMHSA will co-host a two-day meeting at the Association of American Medical Colleges... Click Here To Read More

Massachusetts’ Governor Attempts to Establish Dental Therapist Role

State Policy, Education, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Dental Therapist, Oral Health | Permanent link

On July 17, Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) in his veto message to the Massachusetts legislature regarding the fiscal year 2018 (FY18) budget, inserted language to establish a new oral health practitioner, the role of a licensed dental therapist. However, soon thereafter,... Click Here To Read More

States Limiting Opioid Prescriptions and Enacting Changes to Monitoring Programs

State Policy, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse, Public Health | Permanent link

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, of the 20.5 million Americans, 12 or older, who had a substance use disorder in 2015, approximately 2 million had an addiction disorder involving prescription pain relievers. 

ADEA has compiled an... Click Here To Read More

White House Commission on Opioid Abuse Issues Draft Report

State Policy, HHS, Education, Federal Policy, Higher Education, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

On March 29, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. Commission (Commission) members include: ... Click Here To Read More

California May Expand Pilot Program to Offer Four-year Degrees in Dental Hygiene and Other In-demand Fields

State Policy, Education, Dental Health, Higher Education | Permanent link

In September 2014, SB 850 was signed into law and authorized the Board of Governors, in consultation with California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC), to establish a... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association Announces the 2017–18 Executive Committee Leadership

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On July 15, during the National Governors Association’s (NGA’s) annual summer meeting, the 2017–18 Executive Committee Leadership was announced. Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-NV) was named NGA... Click Here To Read More

U.S. House Leadership Announce Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs

State Policy, Education, Higher Education | Permanent link

In May 2017, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ... Click Here To Read More

Report of Interest - August 2017

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Funding, CHIP | Permanent link

The Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) has developed an issue brief providing... Click Here To Read More

Denver, Colorado and the State of Illinois Move to Continue Water Fluoridation

Local Policy, State Policy | Permanent link

Denver

On Aug. 26, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners unanimously approved a ... Click Here To Read More

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