Children's Dental Health: Nevada

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Children's Dental Health: Nevada

Nevada meets half of the eight policy benchmarks aimed at addressing children's dental health needs. In 2009, the state surpassed the threshold of Medicaid-enrolled children receiving dental care, even though Medicaid reimbursement slipped slightly in relation to dentists' usual fees. And Nevada still just misses the benchmark for fluoridation, with 72 percent of its citizens on community systems receiving optimally fluoridated water.

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Agenda for America

A collection of resources to help federal, state, and local decision-makers set an achievable agenda for all Americans

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest. In the coming months, President Joe Biden and the 117th Congress will tackle a number of environmental, health, public safety, and fiscal and economic issues—nearly all of them complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help solve specific, systemic problems in a nonpartisan fashion, Pew has compiled a series of briefings and recommendations based on our research, technical assistance, and advocacy work across America.

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States of Innovation

Data-driven state policy innovations across America

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.