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Safety-net clinics in your community may benefit from new federal dental care grants

Mary Otto

About Mary Otto

Mary Otto, a Washington, D.C.-based freelancer, is AHCJ's topic leader on oral health and the author of "Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America." She can be reached at mary@healthjournalism.org.

Photo: Jessica Lucia via Flickr

Photo: Jessica Lucia via Flickr

New federal grants will help safety net clinics across the country to provide more dental care in their communities.

Nearly $156 million in oral health funding will enable clinics in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to employ oral health professionals to provide new or expanded services, federal officials recently announced. Continue reading

Coming soon: Three new films about health care

Joanne Kenen

About Joanne Kenen

Joanne Kenen, (@JoanneKenen) the health editor at Politico, has been AHCJ’s topic leader on health reform and curated related material at healthjournalism.org. Follow her on Facebook.

We know of at least three new movies coming out on health care – overtreatment, undertreatment, cost, quality, the uninsured, the underinsured, the safety nets.  We haven’t seen them all so we can’t vouch for them but they all sound promising. We’ve interviewed the people who made one of the films and will post that soon. In the meantime, these links take you to pages that tell you a bit about each film and where you can see it in your community or on one of your many “devices.” Continue reading