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The Verdict is In: 2018 Midterm Election was a Health Care Wave

On November 6th, we saw a “Health Care Wave” sweep across the country altering the balance of power in Washington and across state capitols across the country. Exit polls revealed what we long sus...

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States can do more to prevent childhood dental disesases

As a child, going to the dentist is almost a rite of passage—like your first haircut or your first day of school. But for many American children, visiting the dentist is a childhood tradition they d...

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Report finds that adding dental therapists to dental practices is cost-effective and good for the community

According to a recent report released by Community Catalyst, dental therapists provide cost-effective, high-quality care, and they enable dental practices to expand the number of people they serve. P...

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Recommendations for Improving Children’s Access to Dental Care

February is Children’s Dental Health Month—the perfect time to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and the work that remains to ensure that all children have access to high-quality...

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How drinking water can decrease tooth decay

    When people hear the words “health care” they often think of doctors, hospitals, and prescription drugs. But what many people don’t realize is that the health of your teeth and m...

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The Silent Epidemic: The Lack of Oral Health Care for Racial and Ethnic Minorities

On February 25, 2007, seventh grader Deamonte Driver died from what many would have considered a simple toothache. Deamonte died because an abscess in his tooth was not treated, and the infection spre...

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Common-Sense Legislation Would Extend Funding for CHIP

Earlier today, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) along with Representatives Gene Green (D-TX) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) introduced legislatio...

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10 Health Advocacy Highlights from the 2016 Legislative Sessions

Despite a divided Congress in Washington, many state policymakers around the country, supported by advocates, reached across the aisle to make needed improvements to the health care system. Governo...

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Health and Health Care in the 2017 State Legislatures: Opportunities, Threats, and What to Expect in 2018

2017 has been an eventful year for health and health care legislation in the states. Despite the challenges critical health programs face at the federal level, states have continued to move forward to...

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5 Reasons We Are Celebrating CHIP’s 10- Year Extension this National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Along with celebrating Black History Month, Valentine’s Day and the Lunar New Year this February we are also elevating kids' oral health for National Children’s Dental Health Month! There is a lot...

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