New Feature: What we’re reading at REACH
In our work, we come across a number of news items and reports related to the REACH Foundation’s funding priorities and strategic goals. “What we’re reading at REACH” is a collection of links to noteworthy articles that have caught our attention.
Recently, there have been a number of reports and articles on the barriers to access to dental care. Following are stories and reports on this topic:
Kansas Public Radio produced two stories on the registered dental practitioner model that has been presented as one approach to improving the dental workforce shortage in Kansas:
The New York Times published an opinion piece by Louis W. Sullivan, former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services from 1989 to 1993, who wrote in early April about the national dental workforce shortage.
ABC World News produced a report on the difficulty children on Medicaid face in obtaining dental care.
A report, Dental Crisis in America: The Need to Expand Access, was released and reviewed at the Senate Committee on Health, Labor and Pension’s Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging meeting on February 29, 2012.