May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3

 
 
 
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Public Policy Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.

July 2015 Volume L Number 4

On March 23-25, 2015, over 200 AAPD members advocated for children's oral health in Washington, D.C., by visiting with their members of Congress. AAPD attendees included members of the Council on Government Affairs, PAC Steering Committee, Executive Committee, Budget and Finance Committee and state public policy advocates. Attendees participated in an AAPD PAC event and heard updates on key AAPD public policy issues such as Title VII pediatric dentistry training funds, the need for ACA amendments related to the pediatric oral health benefit, including extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). They advocated for these issues in their Capitol Hill visits. Twenty-five pediatric dental residency programs were also represented. Fact sheets used in Congressional visits are available on the AAPD website at http:// aapd-oldsite.ae-admin.com/advocacy/legislative_and_regulatory_fact_sheets/.

We thank all those members who took time from their busy schedules to attend this important conference. 

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