MDAC Quarterly Meeting: March 16, 2012
The next quarterly meeting will be held at MCD, 11 Parkwood Drive in Augusta, at 9:00 -2:30 PM. Lunch is included and committees, which are open to everyone, meet after lunch.
To register contact Dot Seigars at firstname.lastname@example.org or 622-7566 x 232
MDAC Gets A Facebook Page
It's official, MDAC has a Facebook Fan Page. Check it out, click the button and ";like"; us! The goal of this page is to expand our outreach and have a way to share news and events that is quicker and more timely than the web site or the newsletter. We will have wall postings about upcoming events, and the latest information and research. Once the Facebook page gets going we will give Twitter a try and you can follow us @MaineDAC.
MDAC & The Maine CDC Oral Health Program Welcome UMF Intern Logan Fray is a senior at the University of Maine at Farmington in Community Health, with a minor in coaching. He is a lifetime Mainer, from Jay, and a huge Boston sports fan. This semester he will be be immersing himself in oral health issues as he takes on maximizing use of social media in oral health communication and creating an infrastructure for fluoridation support. He will be dividing his time between the Coalition and the Oral Health Program.
Ice Fishing Derby raised over $8000 for Healthy Smiles
Healthy Smiles for ME held its second annual Ice Fishing Derby fundraiser attracting over 400 participants and raising over $8000 to support its work in providing dental care to children in the Auburn area who have no other means of paying for treatment.
The Lewiston Sun Journal has a great picture and video of the event here.
Budget discussions continue to unfold at the State House. For the latest on the Fund for a Healthy Maine status for FY 2013 go here.
LD1666, which would have required insurance companies to cover fluoride varnish at least twice a year was voted ";ought not to pass"; in committee.