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2017 DentaQuest Health Equity Heroes Recognized for Exceptional Efforts to Enhance Health

43 Dr. Judi Haber named one of five leaders striving to achieve equity in local communities across the country

Anita Duhl Glicken, MSW, to Serve as Executive Director of the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health

25 The National Interprofessional Initiative (NIIOH), a consortium of funders and health professionals dedicated to improving health through the eradication of dental disease and the integration of oral health into patient-centered primary care, is pleased to announce that Anita Duhl Glicken, MSW, will step into the leadership role as executive director.

Qualis Health Publishes Comprehensive Guide for Implementing Oral Health Integration

Seattle, WA - Qualis Health, one of the nation’s leading population healthcare management organizations, has published a comprehensive set of tools to help primary care practices integrate oral health in order to deliver whole-person care and improve patient outcomes and experience.

Marcia Brand, PhD, to lead Interprofessional Oral Health Initiative

19 Marcia Brand, PhD, completed more than 20 years of service for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services, where she serves as Deputy Administrator since 2009.  Marcia is credited with bringing exceptional leadership, organizational skills, commitment to quality and common sense to her work.  Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, HRSA Administrator, praised Marcia for being a “tireless champion” for oral health, leading efforts to better integrate oral health care and primary c

Cynthia Booth Lord of Cheshire named Oral Health Champion for 2014

18 Hamden, Conn - Dec 4, 2014 - The Connecticut Oral Health Initiative (COHI), a non-profit orgranization whose mission is to promote oral health for all, has named Cynthia Booth Lord, of Cheshire, clinical associate professor of

Tracy Garland of National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health Received Special Recognition from Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund


Philadelphia-- October, 2014 -- The Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund presented a 2014 Special Recognition Award to Tracy Garland for leadership of the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health ( ). The Initiative is establishing a new norm of effective collaboration across the health professions. The Award was presented on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Union League of Philadelphia.


EQIPP Course Arms Health Care Professionals with Knowledge Needed to Fight Early Childhood Caries

Elk Grove Village, IL (February 11, 2013)— The best resource that prevents early childhood caries (ECC)—the most common chronic disease children in the United States encounter—isn’t new or available in any store. It’s you and your staff.

From physicians to nurses to physician assistants, every professional who sees a patient has a key opportunity to help prevent ECC. But without the correct information or effective office policies that ensure consistent, quality care, the opportunity to help prevent ECC may be missed.

National Interprofessional Initiative Equips Physician Assistant Educators With Critical Oral Health Knowledge

Seattle - (November 15, 2012) – Physician assistant (PA) educators from across the country attended the 2012 Physician Assistant Education Association’s (PAEA) Annual Forum in Seattle. A special feature of this year’s forum was a pre-conference session from November 6-7 that stimulated PA educators to view health in a new light.

Groundbreaking Oral Health Curriculum Endorsed by American Dental Association

Leesburg, Va. - (October 9, 2012) –The American Dental Association (ADA) announced its official endorsement of “Smiles for Life,” the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s national online oral health curriculum. Funded by the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health, the Smiles for Life curriculum was first released in 2005 and is now available in an interactive online 3rd edition.

Anita Duhl Glicken Joins the NIIOH as Development Consultant


6 March 25, 2012— The  National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH), a consortium of funders and health professionals dedicated to improving health through the eradication of dental disease, is pleased to announce that Anita Duhl Glicken, MSW, will join the organization as a consultant. She will be engaging new health professionals as partners in the Interprofessional Initiative, and increasing awareness about oral health and NIIOH’s work in interprofessional education, among other things. 

Glicken will continue to provide facilitative leadership to the “PA Oral Health Initiative” which is  aimed at engaging all physician assistant professional organizations in promoting oral health in primary care. Funded by the Interprofessional Initiative over three years, this effort is entering its important implementation phase.

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