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Throughout the year, the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) communicates with policymakers in Congress, federal agencies and the administration about how certain trends, policies and proposals could affect our members and the fields of dental, oral and craniofacial research.

The documents below include AADR testimonies, communications with federal lawmakers and responses to Requests for Information/Comments posted in the U.S. Federal Register.


Tribal Health Research Office Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2018-2022
Request for Information | February 2, 2018
Remarks on the topics under consideration for the Tribal Health Research Office’s first strategic plan

Office of Disease Prevention’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2019-2023
Request for Information | January 22, 2018
Response on the strategic priorities identified for ODP’s Fiscal Year 2019-2023 Strategic Plan


Food and Drug Administration Questions Relevant to Its Opioid Policy Steering Committee
Request for Comments | December 28, 2017
Feedback on steps FDA can take to reverse the opioid abuse epidemic

NIH’s Enhancing Utilization of the NIH Clinical Center
Request for Information | November 21, 2017
AADR comments on areas of biomedical research that are best poised to utilize the unique in-patient resources of the NIH Clinical Center

Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health Research
Request for Information | November 10, 2017
Feedback to the Office of Research on Women’s Health on its proposed cross-cutting themes and goals under consideration for the next iteration of the trans-NIH strategic plan for research on women’s health

U.S.Department of Health and Human Services’ Draft Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2018-2022
Request for Information | October 26, 2017
Input on the five strategic goals and objectives outlined in the proposed FY2018-22 HHS strategic plan

Opposition to CHAMPION Act’s Use of Prevention and Public Health Fund as Offset
Letter to Policymakers | October 6, 2017
AADR letter expressing concern with using the Prevention as an offset to pay for the Community Health and Medical Professionals Improve our Nation Act of 2017

The Next Generation Researchers Initiative: Strategies to Ensure Successful Launch and Sustainment of Research Careers
Request for Information | October 1, 2017
Feedback submitted to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Committee on the Next Generation Researchers Initiative on recommendations and promising practices to maintain a high quality, responsive, and vital research enterprise by supporting the next generation of biomedical and behavioral researchers 

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research’s Proposed Research Initiatives for Fiscal Year 2019
Request for Information | September 5, 2017
Contribution to NIDCR on which areas it should focus its research efforts for future fiscal years

Fiscal Year 2019 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research
Request for Information | May 15, 2017
Comments on the development of the fiscal year 2019 plan and proposed areas of emphasis