American Dental Association Testimony Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies

In testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies, May 3, 2011, the American Dental Association urged Congress to increase resources for IHS programs as a means of: addressing the early childhood caries crisis in Indian Country; expanding Dental Clinical and Preventative Support Centers; improving health information technology, including the complete deployment of Electronic Dental Record; and, upgrading dental facilities.
Download the ADA testimony here.

The Friends of Indian Health, a national coalition of over 50 Native and non-Native organizations and stakeholders, also provided testimony encouraging Congress to: enhance IHS oral health professional recruitment and retention efforts; increase the loan repayments account; and, improve IHS support of contracted services.
Download the Friends of Indian Health testimony here.

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