Posts for Dental Access Project

Proposed changes to federal nutrition program would risk families' oral health

More than 750,000 people are at risk of losing critical nutrition assistance under a proposed rule from the Trump Administration that would make harmful changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

The Moral Imperative of Responsible Advocacy: An Educator’s Perspective on Dental Therapy

I teach an introductory dental public health course for first-year dental students. The course encourages students to use the scientific literature as the basis for developing evidence-based solutions to public health problems.

A Partnership to Expand Oral Health Justice

We are launching the National Partnership for Dental Therapy to make access to oral health care for all a reality.

Gov. Snyder signs bill authorizing dental therapists, expanding access to care for Michiganders

On December 26, Michigan became the eighth state, and the second in 2018, to authorize dental therapists.

Dental Therapy: An Alaska Native-Led Solution Improving Access to Care and Oral Health

November is National Native American Heritage Month

Policy-Community Partnerships in Oral Health Advocacy: An Example in Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinx advocates have been leaders and partners in the strong health advocacy work across the country. In Virginia, advocates played a key role in the recent Medicaid expansion victory.

CMS Urges States to Pay for the Dental Services Kids Need

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an informational bulletin underscoring the link between oral and overall health and the importance of dental care for children with Medicaid coverage. This bulletin recognizes the pitfalls of...

Beyond Work Requirements: Medicaid Waivers for Oral Health Innovation

Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continued the trend of approving harmful work requirements in state Medicaid programs. Arkansas joined Kentucky and Indiana and became the third state to institute a work requirement. These waivers will...

Anti-immigrant policies are hurting children’s oral health

We should all be able to care for our children’s oral health regardless of our immigration status. But today, U.S. immigration policies are blocking many immigrant families from getting their children needed dental care.
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