For Health Professionals: Professional Education

Professional Education

WEBINAR: Nutrition and Healthy Aging: How You Can Address Senior Malnutrition

This webinar, hosted by DefeatMalnutrition.Today coalition, will discuss the relationships between nutrition and healthy aging, particularly the importance of combating senior malnutrition in order to allow older adults to live healthy, independent lives. Both community providers and clinical providers will talk about the work they do to provide proper nutrition for older adults. The webinar will also detail what you can do to address this issue in your own practice, agency and/or community.  Read More »

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WEBINAR: Engaging Stakeholders to Improve Dental Coverage and Access for Medicaid-Enrolled Adults

Please join the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) for their webinar. This event will highlight lessons from a CHCS learning collaborative that worked with five state organizations to develop oral health stakeholder engagement plans. Since states are not required to offer dental benefits for adult Medicaid beneficiaries, inadequate access to dental care is a significant problem for this population – with potential long-term consequences for oral and overall health, costs of care, and employability. Effective engagement of stakeholders is critical to help leverage resources, advance innovative solutions, and drive improvements in coverage, access, and outcomes.  Read More »

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WEBINAR: Suicide Prevention and Older Adults

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, this webinar will feature expert speakers highlighting risk factors for suicide among older adults and successful strategies for preventing suicide. Additionally, learn more about a recently developed toolkit for senior centers on suicide prevention.  Read More »

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WEBINAR: NACCHO & ASTHO’s Oral Health and Aging: Meeting the Needs of Older Adults

The final webinar in the Oral Health Across the Lifespan webinar series will address the oral health care needs of older adults. The webinar will discuss the factors that contribute to oral health issues for older adults, potential barriers for oral health care, and recommendations to address these needs. The webinar will also review local and state examples of programs that ensure the provision of oral health care for older adults.  Read More »

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WEBINAR: Oral Health Among Older Adults

ASTDD, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Council of State and Territorial Dental Directors Joint Webcast ASTDD, ASTHO, and CSTE are pleased to announce a joint webcast focusing on oral health among older adults on July 15, 2:00-3:00 Eastern. Presenters will include: Kimberlie Yineman, RDH, BA, Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) President Kathy Phipps, DrPH, ASTDD Data and Surveillance Coordinator Katherine Weno, DDS, JD, Director Division of Oral Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) President and Connecticut Health Department State Health Official  Read More »

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WEBINAR: A Conversation with State Medicaid Officials on Adult Dental Coverage

With support from the DentaQuest Foundation, National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) will be holding a webinar on adult dental coverage next Friday, July 10th, 1-2PM EST. Oral health is an important part of overall health, however, access to dental coverage for low-income adults remains a challenge, particularly since these benefits are optional for state Medicaid programs. In this webinar, Medicaid officials from Colorado, Iowa, and Washington—three states that have recently taken action on their adult dental benefits—will share insights on important factors in the decision to add, reinstate, or introduce adult dental benefits; how adult dental benefits fits into the larger health reform discussion in each state; successes and challenges each state has faced since implementation; and future policy considerations. NASHP will also provide an overview of a new brief that draws out lessons for state policymakers on these topics. Read More »

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White House Conference on Aging - WEBINAR on Alzheimer’s

As we age, a number of factors can affect our physical and mental well-being. It is well known that physical activity, falls prevention, and managing chronic diseases, for example, can help us maintain good physical health and function. But did you know that there are ways to help keep the brain in good health as well? Find out the latest on national and state efforts to address these issues and what you can do to help keep your brain healthy in a webinar co-sponsored by the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) and the Alzheimer’s Association on Thursday, June 11, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Read More »

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New Perspectives on Evidence-Based Dentistry Webinar

Half of adults in America 30 and over have periodontal disease (64.7 million). This presentation will review a patient-centered approach to Oral Health Education and encourage Dental Professionals to reconsider the clinical relevance of gingivitis. The principles of Evidence-Based Dentistry will be reviewed and examples of how to use the evidence to guide clinical decision-making will be shared. A discussion of the role of regulatory bodies in the US will help Dental Professionals evaluate optimal recommendations for their patients’ home care. Read More »

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What Dentists Need to Know About Medicare

DentalCodeology, authors Patti DiGangi, Christine Taxin, and Jan Palmer discuss the changes in Medicare, provide updates on upcoming registration deadlines, and answer questions dentists have about Medicare. Read More »