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New federal law aims to improve access to dental care in struggling communities

The Action for Dental Health law signed ... in bringing programs to underserved areas with mobile dentistry vans and in-school screening and preventative programs. But many families still face barrier... read more

Ko'olauloa to get health clinic

The 11 community health centers in Hawai'i treated 73,500 patients last year, but there still is a need for more and expanded services, such as dental ... family homes, farms and ranches form the basi... read more

Dental Plans: Why Americans Are Paying More For Less

Glassman said a number of issues have contributed to dental care's higher costs. One major ... number of U.S. families with any dental coverage. The ADA, which has more than 157,000 members, published ... read more

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Give Kids a Smile Day

CELEBRATING OVER A DECADE OF HEALTHY SMILES AND ORAL HEALTH ACHIEVEMENTS The Community Health Center of Meriden supports The American Dental Association's Annual Give Kids a Smile Day on ... low-incom... read more


Getting Obamacare To Harder-To-Reach Groups

Reaching underserved populations who are newly qualified for coverage remains a major concern and challenge to advocacy groups like Families USA ... certain groups continue to face coverage barriers t... read more

In their own words: Elderly people reveal what stops them visiting the dentist

In a series of focus groups involving people over 65 years old, researchers discovered exactly what barriers they face when it comes to looking after their teeth.1 The most common major barriers ... t... read more

Nation's First Institute to Prepare Nurses to Care for People with Developmental Disabilities to Open at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY

"Nurses play a critical role as primary care providers in health centers, and medical and dental practices ... access to both quality and inclusive health care for people who are underserved." Ongoing ... read more

Alexandria/Arlington: Neighborhood Health Offers Health Care Safety Net

And therein lies the story of the organization: it’s not just for poor, underserved or uninsured residents of the area. There are middle class patients who depend on Neighborhood Health for their fami... read more

Providing Care For Immigrant, Homeless, and Migrant Children

This policy statement, which replaces the retired statements “Health Care for Children of Immigrant Families” (1997 ... the necessary framework for addressing underserved children: those who face subs... read more

Mobile dental clinic brings care to poor children in Prince George's County

The review, faulting both UnitedHealthcare and the system, also found that families confronted major barriers ... care for the poor. "If every dentist in Maryland joined Medicaid, you still probably c... read more

Give Kids a Smile Day in February

The Community Health Center Inc.'s participation across the state continues to support The American Dental Association's Annual Give Kids a Smile Day Middletown ... challenges that low-income families ... read more



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