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Dentists Detail Challenges Of Rural Dental Care
Jul 2, 2018 - Radio interview with Sean Boynes from the DentaQuest Institute, Laura McKean of AllCare, and Bruce Austin, the dental director for the Oregon Health Authority. Discussion includes rural dental care access and the impact of dental health on overall health, with significant focus on access and efforts to integrate medical and dental care in rural Oregon.
Source: Jefferson Public Radio
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HRSA: Lists of Designated Primary Medical Care, Mental Health, and Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas Federal Register
Jul 2, 2018 - The Health Resources and Services Administration announces the availability of the complete lists of all geographic areas, population groups, and facilities designated as primary care, mental health, and/or dental care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Lists are available on the HPSA Find website and are current as of May 1, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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HRSA Needs New and Experienced Grant Reviewers
Jun 28, 2018 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking experienced grant reviewers with expertise in health professions training, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health service, organ donation/transplantation, primary care for underserved populations, and rural healthcare.
Source: Grant Solutions
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Illinois to Expand Number of Physician Assistants Allowed By Law
Jun 28, 2018 - Highlights a bill in Illinois that, if signed by Governor Bruce Rauner, would increase the number of physician assistants a doctor is allowed to collaborate with and remove the upper limit on physician assistants in areas facing a shortage of healthcare providers. The aim of this bill is to increase access to primary care in rural and underserved areas of the state and keep providers who want to work in those areas in the state.
Source: Illinois Newsroom
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