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‘My Grandmother Was My Drive’: Navajo Returns to Her Roots to Serve Her People – and Achieves a First in the Process
Feb 23, 2018 - Spotlight on a Navajo dentist practicing on a Navajo reservation, providing culturally competent care to its remote residents, many of whom do not speak English.
Source: Omaha World-Herald
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A Conversation with Mark Deutchman
Feb 20, 2018 - Radio interview with Mark Deutchman, M.D., a professor in the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine with faculty appointments in the School of Dental Medicine and the School of Public Health, the founding director of the School of Medicine's Rural Track, and the Executive Director of the Colorado Area Health Education Center Program Office. Discussion includes oral health and primary care integration, oral health access in rural areas, and the importance of primary care providers in rural areas, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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Grant to Fund Assessment of Oral Health in Rural Children
Feb 20, 2018 - The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH) received a $50,000 grant to improve pediatric oral health in rural areas of the state. This project, "Oral Health Status of Low-income Children in Pennsylvania: A Rural/Urban Comparison," will document the scope of school dental screening programs, identify school districts with school-based dental sealant programs, track dental referral patterns and outcomes, and look at the dental workforce and Medicaid claims data.
Source: PENN State News
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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Program and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program Administrative Requirements (Regulations and Policy). OMB No. 0915-0047-Revision Federal Register
Feb 14, 2018 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing their intent to continue collecting information as part of the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Programs, which provide long-term, low-interest loans to students pursuing eligible degrees. Information will be collected through the Deferment Form (HRSA Form 519) and Annual Operating Report (HRSA Form 501), and is used to determine borrowers' deferment status and monitor program operations and financial activities. Comments regarding the need and use of the information collecting activities must be submitted no later than March 16, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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