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News stories from the past 60 days.

Brighter Smiles, Brighter Lives: Alaska Native Dental Program Model for Nation
Jun 12, 2014 - Now in its 10th year, Alaska’s Dental Health Aide Therapist (DHAT) program has a total of 32 midlevel dental providers that are available to serve in tribal communities throughout the state, according to Indian Country Today Media Network(AK). The DHAT program makes dental care accessible to more than 40,000 Alaska Natives in rural areas where before 87 percent of 4- and 5-year–olds and 91 percent of 12- to 15-year-olds suffered with tooth decay.
Source: Indian Country Today Media Network
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$1 Million in Grants Awarded to Alaska Clinics to Shift to Emerging Health Care Model
May 26, 2014 - According to the Alaska Dispatch article, five Alaska health care providers have been awarded grants to transition to an emerging health care model that seeks to provide holistic, team-based care at low cost; both tribal and non-tribal providers are represented.
Source: Alaska Dispatch
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Last Updated: 6/12/2014

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