Program Manager Virginia Health Catalyst (www.vahealthcatalyst.org) strives to ensure all Virginians have equitable access to comprehensive health care that includes oral health. Catalyst seeks an experienced Program Manager to lead the data initiatives of our growing portfolio of collaborative, health-saving initiatives; this is a full-time, grant-funded position. Specific responsibilities and job requirements are listed below.…

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California is the only state in the country with a human right to water enshrined in law that guarantees affordable access to water. Virginia could soon become the second state. On January 26, the Virginia House of Delegates approved House Joint Resolution 538 that recognizes “access to clean, potable, and affordable water is a necessary human right.” There is…

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As a family physician, I have the unique opportunity of caring for my patients from childhood through adulthood. This means I see firsthand the positive impact early oral health habits can have on a person’s life, from a healthier childhood smile, to a healthier adulthood. Over the years we have learned that oral health impact…

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Earlier this month Maryland Senator Ben Cardin introduced The Medicare Dental Benefit Act of 2019 that will, if enacted, add a dental benefit in Medicare Part B. This is a terrific policy step to help ensure Medicare beneficiaries have equitable access to comprehensive care. As a federal program, Medicare provides medical coverage and pharmacy services…

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