The Action for Dental Health Act, which provides funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) oral health workforce grant program, will expire at the end of this fiscal year.
In 2018, the Action for Dental Health Act (ADH), which provided funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) oral health workforce grant program, was signed into law. The ADH program has supported many state-based efforts to reduce dental disease through oral health education, grow the oral health workforce and place it where it’s most needed, reduce emergency department visits through establishing dental homes, and many other important initiatives.
The ADA Legislative Action Center is asking you to write to your Congressional delegation to urge them to support reauthorizing this workforce grant program so that funding for these crucial programs will not expire this year and would be extended for a five-year period from 2024 until 2028.
Please email your Congressional delegation and ask them to support this crucial workforce grant program focused on providing access to care for those most in need. In doing so, they can express their support for the oral health of underserved populations, and for the improvements in the dental workforce needed to get dental professionals where they are most needed.
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