ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations (ADEA AGR) staff were busy in 2017 visiting Capitol Hill; attending meetings with key leaders in the new administration; monitoring the political environments in Washington, DC, the states and Canada; and developing curated resources for ADEA members:
- ADEA participated in 16 sign-on letters and issued three memos addressing issues relevant to academic dentistry, such as health professions education, opioid prescribing, immigration, tax reform, Medicaid and dental benefits, and funding for NIH and HRSA.
- ADEA AGR staff revised ADEA’s state-by-state chart on state legislation recently enacted and state rules and regulations pending or finalized regarding prescription drug and opioid abuse. This ADEA document is the sole resource available that compiles this information into one place.
- ADEA’s Advocacy website includes “hot” issues pages (such as Loan Forgiveness Programs, Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse) as well as expanded information on federal, state and Canadian legislation.