It shall be the mission of the Texas Oral Health Coalition to promote oral health across the lifespan by advocating for optimal oral health for all Texans through statewide partnerships.
   Volume: 2, Issue: 13                                          www.txohc.org                              December 17, 2014
In This Issue

 

Water Fluoridation Webinar 

 

Dallas Fluoridation Update 

 

January CDHP Lunch Break Webinar  

 

CMS Revises "Free Care" Rule 

 

TSBDE December 19th Update 

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Learn what TxOHC advocates for to help improve the oral health for all Texans   

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Share the latest news in this e-brief with your friends and colleagues. 

A website dedicated to community water fluoridation in Texas. 
Two Minutes for 
Oral Health  
2Min2X 
Visit Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives to find fun tips and cartoons for encouraging kids to take care of their teeth.  
TxOHC is pleased to partner with 
Oral Health America's 
Wisdom Tooth Project
 
Find help to connect older adults and their caregivers to local care and education about the oral health issues they face, the importance of continuing prevention as we age, and the overall impact of oral health on overall health. 
 

TxOHC is proud to join the American Academy of Pediatrics National Campaign for Dental Health
Special Thanks To 
For sponsoring our
2014 Keynote Speaker, Brian Souza

CDHP Fluoridation Handout

 

Water Fluoridation
Webinar December 18, 2014


Community Water Fluoridation Wins at the Ballot: Lessons Learned from November 4th, 2014  
Thurs., Dec. 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST 

Community water fluoridation (CWF) won big on Election Day when communities throughout the country overwhelmingly voted to retain their fluoridation programs. Despite strong and intimidating opposition, robust grassroots organizing and strong messaging allowed communities to hold onto their gains and handily defeat anti-CWF ballot initiatives.

During this webinar, participants will hear from three organizations that deeply involved in these successful campaigns to retain CWF. They will discuss the context in which they operated and key strategies for winning.
 

This webinar is hosted by the DentaQuest Foundation, Health Resources in Action, Campaign for Dental Health, Children's Dental Health Project, and Pew Charitable Trusts. Tune in Thursday, December 18, from 2 PM - 3 PM CST to hear these amazing stories. Sign up today!


Dallas Fluoridation  Update

ALERT!!! Antifluoridationists are raising funds to air a public service announcement to be aired in the Dallas area in December and January. They intend to garner public support and gather enough signatures so the Dallas City Council will vote to discontinue community water fluoridation (cwf) at the Council's January meeting.

Please call or write your City Council Representative and ask that they continue community water fluoridation.

Thank you!


"CDHP Lunch Break" Webinar

Thurs., Jan. 22, 2015 | 12 to 12:30 p.m. EDT


Critics of fluoridation are attacking policies in communities around the country. When fluoridation comes under attack in your state or community, will you be ready? Where would you turn for fact sheets or other resources, or for a few tips on strategy? Don't be caught off-guard.

The Children's Dental Health Project (CDHP) and the Campaign for Dental Health - a coalition of 80+ public health and children's organizations - can help you. These organizations have developed resources that are accessible within minutes by web or email. Learn more in this 30-minute "Lunch Break" webinar.

FOCUS: Fact sheets and other new CWF resources you can access if/when the issue arises

OBJECTIVE: CDHP and American Academy of Pediatrics staff will walk you through the resources they can offer via web or email to assist you in advocating for CWF in your state or community.

Register Here! 
CMS Revises "Free Care" Rule


Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to states regarding Medicaid payment for services covered under a state's Medicaid plan to an eligible Medicaid beneficiary that are available without chart to the beneficiary (including services that are available without charge to the community at large, or "free care"). The letter is available at http://www.medicaid.gov/federal-policy-guidance/federal-policy-guidance.html
TSBDE Update


Texas Register Notification for 2014-12-12
A rule review notice of proposed and adopted rules have been submitted for publication in the 12/19/2014 issue. TRD 201405896


You will have 30 days for comments on proposed rules once published.

For details on each rule change please visit the Texas Register.


Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 107.103, proposed in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405886 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 107.110, proposed in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405887 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 107.63,
proposed in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405885 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 108.54,
proposed in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405901 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 108.74,
proposed in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405889 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 108.9,
proposed in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405888 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 115.2,
proposed in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405890 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 116.3,
proposed in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405892 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 116.5,
proposed in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405893 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 117.1,
proposed in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405895 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 101.1,
adopted in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405870 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 101.12,
adopted in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405874 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 101.2,
adopted in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405871 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 101.3,
adopted in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405872 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 101.4,
adopted in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405873
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Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 102.1,
adopted in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405875 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 107.300,
adopted in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405876 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 108.4,
adopted in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405878 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 108.52,
adopted in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405879 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 114.1,
adopted in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405880 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 114.6,
adopted in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405881 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
Rulemaking action for 22 TAC section 117.2,
adopted in the 12/19/2014 issue. Ref: TRD 201405882
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