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.
May 18, 2021
To: Senator Nancy Skinner, Chair, Senate Budget and Fiscal Review CommitteeAssemblymember Phil Ting, Chair, Assembly Budget Committee
Re: California Dental Association 2021-22 State Budget Priorities
April 5, 2021
To: Assemblymember Jim Wood, Chair, Assembly Health Committee
Re: AB 454 (Rodriguez): Health Care Provider Emergency Payments — Co-Sponser
March 23, 2021
To: Assemblymember Evan Low, Chair, Assembly Business & Professions Committee
Re: AB 526 (Wood): Dentists Vaccination and COVID-19 Testing — Sponsor
February 26, 2021
To: Assemblymember Phil Ting, Chair, Assembly Budget Committee
Re: Request for PPE Funding for Medi-Cal Dental Program
February 5, 2021
To: Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary, California Health and Human ServicesYolanda Richardson, Secretary, Government Operations
Re: Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Proposals
February 1, 2021
To: Senator Dr. Richard Pan, Chair, Senate Health Committee
Re: SB 242 (Newman): Health Care Provider Reimbursements
December 28, 2020
To: Sandra Shewry, MPH, MSW, Acting Director California Department of Public HealthKimberly Kirchmeyer, Director Department of Consumer Affairs
Re: Vaccine Administration Capacity
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.
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.