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Past Events

End of Year Meeting Overview:
Friday, June 9, 2017 in Austin, TX

Participants will hear various speakers provide a snapshot on the national landscape and progress in other states regarding specific focus areas. Workgroup members will also share their group product(s), network with their national advisers and discuss next steps for year two. A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

  • Interprofessional Practice Collaboration
    Anita Glicken, MSW
    Program Consultant 
    National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health
    Associate Dean and Professor Emerita
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Policy
    Patrick W. Finnerty, MPA, BS
    Owner of PWF Consulting
    Senior Advisor for the DentaQuest Foundation
    Former Virginia Medicaid Director, 2002-2010
  • Communications
    Matt Jacob, BA
    Director of Communications and Outreach 
    Children's Dental Health Project (CDHP)
  • Academia - Interprofessional Education 
    Donna M Hallas, CPNP, FAANP, PhD, PMHS, PPCNP-BC
    Clinical Professor and Program Director of Pediatrics NP
     New York University's Rory Meyers College of Nursing
  • Oral Health Equity 
    Xavier Morales, Ph.D., MRP
    Executive Director at The Praxis Project


Launch Convening Overview:
September, 29, 2016 in Austin, TX

Stakeholders from the grassroots, grass middle and grass tops are invited to the launch meeting where the focus areas will be introduced and all attendees will be encouraged to join one of these workgroups based on their interests and expertise.  The intent of this movement is to stimulate interprofessional collaborations and mobilize stakeholders to create shared solutions to improve the effectiveness of the oral health system in Texas.

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