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Policy refers to the decisions, plans, and actions undertaken to achieve specific goals. Policy may relate to scope of professional practice, allocations of funding, educational programming, and many other components that influence the health workforce.

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April 13, 2021
This webinar focuses on the dental therapy movement and examines the role of health equity in its adoption.
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Authors: Patricia Pittman | Julia Strasser | Meg Ziemann | Noah Westfall | Rachel Banawa | Nicholas Chong

Topics: COVID-19, Data Visualization, Policy, Scope of Practice (SOP)

April 9, 2021
This interactive map tracks state-level emergency policies that expand the ability of specific groups to administer COVID-19 vaccines.
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Authors: Margaret Langelier | Theekshana Fernando | Simona Surdu

Topics: Emerging Models and Innovations, Oral Health, Policy

January 26, 2021
This interactive infographic describes specific requirements in state laws and regulation that impact the ability of dental hygienists to apply silver diamine fluoride (SDF).
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Authors: Miranda Werts | Ginachukwa Amah | Elizabeth Mertz

Topics: Oral Health, Policy, Rural Health

October 1, 2020
This report examines the alignment of policy and infrastructure with evidence-based workforce strategies to increase access to oral health services for rural populations. Research focuses on best practices as well as the barriers and facilitators to effective implementation of workforce strategies to increase the availability of oral health services.
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September 9, 2019
This webinar presented the findings from a major recent study of the pediatric dentistry workforce. Speakers described the origins for the study, its methods, and the policy implications of its findings.
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