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Catalyst Policy Priorities: 2023 Legislative Session

January 17, 2023

Policies influence our health. Ensuring that policies at the local, state, and federal levels support comprehensive health care access for all Virginians is integral to Catalyst’s mission. Catalyst engages with…

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Bridging the Gap Between Patient Experience and Provider Assumptions

December 15, 2022

A new Impact Story describes a collaborative project that identified a disconnect between patients’ experiences and providers’ assumptions about barriers to dental care, as well as examples of the impact…

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Dental Assistant IIs Build Capacity and Pathways to Care

November 17, 2022

Two issues consistently rise to the top related to the dental workforce in Virginia: The significant waiting lists of new patients at dental clinics because of provider capacity limitations; and…

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Oral Health Equity Cannot Be Achieved Without Racial Equity

April 22, 2022

Barriers to achieving good oral and overall health do not stop with access to care. Systemic racism exists within healthcare, is linked to several social determinants of health, and contributes…

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School-Based Health Services in Virginia and the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 1, 2022

School-based health programs provide health services, like oral health, to students in schools. Schools were closed and students learned virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, disrupting school-based health programs and impacting…

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A Case Study of a Community Health Worker Program Located in Low-Income Housing in Richmond, VA

March 1, 2022

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are public health workers with unique understanding of the experience, language, and culture of the populations they serve to promote healthy living and to help people…

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Family Health Benefits from Community Water Fluoridation

Catalyst staff, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
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Numbers don't lie: Virginians need oral health care

Sarah Bedard Holland, Virginia Mercury
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Making Them Smile

Tharon Giddens, Richmond Magazine