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May 12th 2014

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    Report on the cda national oral health action plan symposium (nohap) Report on the cda national oral health action plan symposium (nohap) Presentation Transcript

    • Report on the CDA National Oral Health Action Plan Symposium (NOHAP) Gerry Uswak Saskatchewan Oral Health Coalition May 12, 2014
    • NOHAP Symposium O Held February 27, 2014 in Ottawa O Hosted & facilitated by the CDA O Attended by representatives from national organizations to discuss the oral health status of Canadians who are underserved because they face access to care barriers
    • NOHAP Symposium - Attendees O Alberta Dental Association & College O Assembly of First Nations O Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry O Association of Dental Technologists of Ontario O British Columbia Dental Association O Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry O Canadian Association of Social Workers O Canadian Dental Assistant Association O Canadian Dental Hygienists Association O Canadian Dental Specialties Association O Canadian Dental Therapists Association O Canadian Institutes of Health Research O Canadian Medical Association O Canadian Nurses Association O Canadian Paediatric Society O Canadian Pharmacists Association O Canadian Public Health Association O Canadian Teachers' Federation O College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan O Dental Association of Prince Edward Island O Denturist Association of Canada O First Nations Health Authority of British Columbia O Health Canada O Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami O Manitoba Dental Association O New Brunswick Dental Society O Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association O Northwest Territories & Nunavut Dental Association O Nova Scotia Dental Association O Ontario Dental Association O Ordre des dentistes du Québec O Patients Canada O Patients for Patient Safety Canada O Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia O Royal Canadian Dental Corps O Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
    • We cannot expect that a one-day symposium can solve a complex issue like gaps in oral health care delivery. Rather, to use a dental analogy, we hope to identify areas where we can take „bites‟ out of the issue Dr. Peter Doig, CDA President
    • NOHAP Symposium Objectives O Achieve a common understanding of the key issues and challenges for optimal oral health in Canada. O Review and consider the vulnerable groups and their oral health needs. O Identify existing programs for addressing the oral health challenges of vulnerable groups. O Determine areas of potential collaboration for improving the oral health of Canadians. O Agree on next steps for collaboration
    • Keynote Speakers O A Collaborative Approach to Promoting Oral Health – Dr. Peter Cooney, Chief Dental Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada O Towards a National Oral Health Action Plan – Dr. Louise Desjardins, Senior Consultant Specializing in Health and Life Sciences O Report on Consultations with Stakeholders – Mr. Bill Tholl, Senior Health Policy Consultant
    • Facilitated Discussion O Children O Prevalence of Early childhood caries & how it accounts for 1/3 of all day surgeries for children between the ages of 1 and 5 O Early targeting of pre-schoolers O Educating caregivers and teachers
    • Facilitated Discussion O Residents Living in Long-term Care Facilities O The discussion paled as compared to what has been accomplished by SOHC
    • Facilitated Discussion O Aboriginal Peoples O Recognizing the diversity and unique challenges facing Aboriginal peoples—First Nations, Inuit and Métis and how solutions must be tailored to the particular community O Focus of the impact of the social determinants of health
    • Facilitated Discussion O New Immigrants with Refugee Status O Homeless People and People with Drug Addictions O Oral Health, General Health O Impact of Socioeconomic Status O Training of Oral Health Professionals O Community Water Fluoridation
    • Facilitated Discussion O Successful Provincial Initiatives O At the provincial level, leaders are needed to effectively channel dental public health knowledge to programs. O In Saskatchewan, an initiative for providing oral health care in long-term care facilities through a coalition of interested parties has been a “phenomenal success”
    • Facilitated Discussion – Next Steps O Three priority areas: O A common position on community water fluoridation O Oral health standards of care for long- term care facilities O Oral health education programs for children and parents
    • Facilitated Discussion – Next Steps O Consensus on a shared concern regarding oral health inequity & a desire to improve things O Identified a need for a clearing house for oral health initiatives that have been developed across the country O Further discussion & another NOHAP in 2015
    • A commitment to meaningful change to help us better serve our vulnerable populations