Anita Cardwell, Senior Policy Associate


Anita Cardwell joined NASHP in March 2013 and focuses on projects related to children’s coverage and access issues as well as health reform. Prior to joining NASHP, she worked at the National Association of Counties on a wide range of health topics, including providing information to county officials and staff about health reform implementation. She has also worked for the National Academy of Social Insurance, volunteered through AmeriCorps and interned with the Children’s Defense Fund and the Oregon State Senate. She has a BA in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MPP with a certificate in health policy from Johns Hopkins University.

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    1. Najeia, I was reading your Janaury article on changes in oral health policy. I would like to put together a panel of state officials that can comment on their policy changes and program changes impacting oral health as well as their concerns about the potential impact of per capita caps on these programs. The panel would be for a webinar for dental plans–both members and non-members of the National Association of Dental Plans. We are trying to educate these plans to be advocates for maintaining oral health coverage for adults in Medicaid as well as supporting extended funding for CHIP. Can you help by providing contacts for the programs that you profile? I am happy to reach out to them to see if they are willing to present or perhaps you have a group that has already done a webinar presentation that we can leverage.

      NADP is the trade association of dental benefit plans. Our members provide more than 90% of the dental coverage for Americans both in employer provided policies, individual policies and government programs. Thank you for your consideration.

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