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Education and Training Committee
Chair: Dr. Howard Cowen, University of iowa College of Dentistry
Vice Chair:  Eileen Cacioppo, Iowa Dental Hygienists' Association

Committee Focus:        
Develop and promote training opportunities for oral health professionals, the direct care
workforce and those providing care for older adults

Coordination and Outreach Committee
Chair: Tracy Rodgers, Iowa Department of Public Health
Vice Chair: Nancy Adrianse, Iowa PCA/Safety Net Collaborative
Committee Focus:        
Consider strategies to support older Iowans access to oral health care and to
provide outreach to the public and other stakeholders about the importance of
optimal oral health care for older Iowans

Program Policy and Reimbursement Committee
Chair: Sabrina Johnson. Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
Vice Chair: Sue Hyland, Iowa Dental Hygienists' Association
Committee Focus:         
Stay abreast of legislative and policy activities related to oral health care and
aging and examine innovative payment models




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