ADA Urges Congress to Support Action for Dental Health Act
In a letter dated for September 18, ADA President Gary L. Roberts urged members of Congress to support the Action for Dental Health Act of 2017. The letter highlights the importance a single component of the bill: community water fluoridation.
On the morning of July 27, the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee passed the ADA-supported Action for Dental Health Act (H.R. 2422) by a unanimous vote.
The bill would authorize funds for the Department of Health and Human Services to support activities that enhance oral health promotion and disease prevention programs.
The next stop is full consideration on the House of Representatives floor. We will post and send an alert before the final House vote so members can call Congress and urge a "yes" vote.