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Advocacy Activity

Every year, dozens of new bills are discussed in the state Legislature and Congress that can affect oral health, your patients and your practice. It’s important to take the time to learn about the issues CDA is addressing in Sacramento and the federal issues ADA is handling in Washington, D.C.

Recent Efforts

Request for Clarification of July 26 State Public Health Order

August 11, 2021

To: Office of the Labor Commissioner

Re: Clarification on CDPH July 26, 2021 order: Health Care Worker Protections

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2021-22 State Budget Priorities

May 18, 2021

To: 
Senator Nancy Skinner, Chair, Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee
Assemblymember Phil Ting, Chair, Assembly Budget Committee

Re: California Dental Association 2021-22 State Budget Priorities

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Support for AB 454 (Rodriguez): Health Care Provider Emergency Payments

April 5, 2021

To: Assemblymember Jim Wood, Chair, Assembly Health Committee

Re: AB 454 (Rodriguez): Health Care Provider Emergency Payments — Co-Sponser

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Support for AB 526 (Wood): Dentists' Vaccine Administration and COVID-19 Testing

March 23, 2021

To: Assemblymember Evan Low, Chair, Assembly Business & Professions Committee

Re: AB 526 (Wood): Dentists Vaccination and COVID-19 Testing — Sponsor

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California Budget Request for PPE Funding for Medi-Cal Dental Program

February 26, 2021

To: Assemblymember Phil Ting, Chair, Assembly Budget Committee

Re: Request for PPE Funding for Medi-Cal Dental Program

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Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Proposals

February 5, 2021

To: 
Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary, California Health and Human Services
Yolanda Richardson, Secretary, Government Operations

Re: Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Proposals

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Support for SB 242 (Newman): Provider Reimbursements

February 1, 2021

To: Senator Dr. Richard Pan, Chair, Senate Health Committee

Re: SB 242 (Newman): Health Care Provider Reimbursements

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Vaccine Administration

December 28, 2020

To:
Sandra Shewry, MPH, MSW, Acting Director California Department of Public Health
Kimberly Kirchmeyer, Director Department of Consumer Affairs

Re: Vaccine Administration Capacity

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Grassroots Advocacy

Change begins at the local level. You do not need to be an expert in politics to make a difference. Elected officials in Sacramento, Washington, D.C. and locally throughout California want to hear from their constituents, and your stories can make a difference for legislators facing tough decisions on complicated health care issues.

Get Involved

Every cause needs powerful champions to advocate on its behalf. You can help shape the future of dentistry and work toward political change by taking a leadership position. CDA can provide the tools you need to be an effective key contact for your district representatives. Click the links below to learn more about how you can get involved in grassroots advocacy with CDA.

If you are interested in becoming a key contact, please contact Marissa Allen, CDA public affairs specialist, at 916.554.7349.