• March 4, 2015,
    Press Release

    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

  • December 11, 2014,
    Press Release

    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

  • October 28, 2014,
    Press Release


    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.


  • May 20, 2013,
    General News

    Date/Time:  June 3, 2013, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Central Time


    The American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting a free webinar to discuss the importance of collaboration among health professionals to ensure that the oral health needs of pregnant women are met. This webinar will:

  • February 19, 2013,
    General News

    12 NYU College of Nursing is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Hartnett, DNP, APRN-BC, CPNP, as Program Director for the College of Nursing’s oral health programs, Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) program funded by the DentaQuest Foundation and the HRSA funded Teaching Oral Systemic Health (TOSH) program.  Dr.

  • February 11, 2013,
    Press Release

    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.

  • February 5, 2013,
    General News

    Anita Glicken, President of the nccPA Foundation and Consultant to National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health recently attended the “Give Harnett Kids a Smile” event in Lillington, N.C.  It was an interprofessional health event that spanned service and education for students and health professionals in Physician Assistant, Public Health, and Dentistry (with Dental Hygiene and Pharmacy participation). The screening was held at the Harnett County Department of Health Building.  A few of the notable outcomes Anita observed were: