142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Ryan White Programs, Increasing Access to Oral Health Care for People Living With HIV/AIDS

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
A discussion of models of care under Part A and Part F of the Ryan White Program and the unique collaboration between parts. These models could be replicated for other vulnerable populations. MA has had Medicaid Expansion for PLWHA since 2001 and Health Care Reform and mandated health insurance coverage since 20006, prior to the ACA. This discussion will focus on RW Program funding streams, the ACA and Medicaid Expansion. Ryan White Dental programs are not uniformly distributed across the US and are often dependent on funding decisions within an area or a state. Also currently only 25 states are expanding Medicaid and the ACA implementation varies across the states as well. For PLWHA, The RW Program remains a vital source of ensuring access to care, particularly oral healthcare.With about 20% of those infected with HIV unaware of their status, rapid testing is one way dental facilities can improve the rate of detection.
Session Objectives: Differentiate between HRSA funding streams for HIV oral health care Determine if their institution can apply for funding Compare different delivery models Discuss the ACA and Medicaid Expansion Discuss the benefits and challenges of rapid HIV testing in a dental setting
Helene Bednarsh, BS, RDH, MPH and Peggy Timothe, DDS, MPH
Helene Bednarsh, BS, RDH, MPH

Dental Hygiene Patients Willingness to Undergo HIV Testing
Anthony J. Santella, DrPH, MPH, CHES, Susan H. Davide, RDH, MSEd, MS, Winnie Furnari, RDH, MS, FAADH, Petal Leuwaisee, AAS, BSDH, RDH, Marilyn Cortell, RDH, MS, FAADH and Bhuma Krishnamachari, PhD

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Organized by: Oral Health
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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