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Submit Rural Oral Health Care Articles for NRHA Journal
Feb 27, 2018 - Press release from the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) announcing that their Journal of Rural Health is seeking submissions focused on the integration of rural oral health in primary care.
Source: National Rural Health Association
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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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Rural Oral Health Summit Presents the Problem, Looks for Answers
Feb 12, 2018 - Details Campbell University Public Health program's Rural Oral Health Summit, which focused on the importance of care, high demand for providers, the impact of factors like poverty, dental insurance, and community resources.
Source: Campbell University
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Summit Will Highlight Oral Health Issues Facing Rural Areas
Jan 24, 2018 - Highlights Campbell University's Public Health Department's Rural Oral Health Summit, which is intended to help raise awareness about dental health disparities in rural areas. This summit, to be held on February 10, 2018, is part of a larger university commitment to rural communities.
Source: Campbell University
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