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Future Strategic Planning

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Oct 24th 2016

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Future Strategic Planning

  1. 1. October 24, 2016 Future Strategic Planning – 2016 - Collaborative ~ Diverse ~ Leaders – Proactive - Respectful
  2. 2. Core Values • Accountable • Collaborative • Communicative • Dedicated • Diverse • Evidence Based (Best Practice) Collaborative ~ Diverse ~ Leaders – Proactive - Respectful
  3. 3. Greatness • Attract other disciplines which oral health affects • Comprehensive & Integrated approach • Continuing Evaluation • Culturally Competent • Decision-making • Inclusiveness • Informative • Innovative • Open-Minded • Responsible • Shared Concern • Sustainable budget • Unified Voice
  4. 4. Gaps 1. Vulnerable populations: access in regions to free dental treatment for those “falling through the cracks”: – Low income – New Canadian/Immigrants/Refugees – Homeless & vulnerable 2. Long Term Care/Seniors 3. People Facing mental/physical challenges (e.g. People on Assured Income for Disability) 4. Cultural Competency/Safety 5. Maternal and Early Childhood 6. Community Water Fluoridation Collaborative ~ Diverse ~ Leaders – Proactive - Respectful
  5. 5. What do you want our Coalition to look like? Currently: • Increased & diverse membership: more multi- sector, with more representation from all levels of government for a well-rounded perspective. • Culturally competent/safe • Networking capacity • Educational • Our strength will be in our numbers and having a common message coming from many different sectors. Collaborative ~ Diverse ~ Leaders – Proactive - Respectful
  6. 6. What are we agreeing upon, by being in the Saskatchewan Oral Health Coalition? We agree that: • We must raise public consciousness to make oral health a priority. • We will achieve this by serving as advocates. • We are willing to each serve as a resource to the group: to inform, educate and update on relevant issues, so that all members may reach a common level of understanding.
  7. 7. What are we agreeing upon, by being in the Saskatchewan Oral Health Coalition? We agree that: • Raising awareness of potential stakeholders about oral health issues, so that more people may be willing to get involved, and promote coalition to the public. • Supportive of each of our initiatives, including SOHC and partners work initiatives/projects. • Involve more front line workers.
  8. 8. What are we agreeing upon, by being in the Saskatchewan Oral Health Coalition? We agree that: Currently (continued): • We leave our own individual agendas “at the door”. • There is a need for a Provincial Dental Officer. • We need to encourage other agencies/groups at executive level (with funding) to be engaged in oral health issues.
  9. 9. What are we agreeing upon, by being in the Saskatchewan Oral Health Coalition? We agree that: • We need to engage between bi-annual meetings (Ad-hoc meetings). • We need to advocate for curriculum assessments at institutions that train/educate oral health professions. • We will promote SOHC in a positive manner (billboards, ads, social media) Collaborative ~ Diverse ~ Leaders – Proactive - Respectful
  10. 10. Ad-Hoc Groups Advocacy May not be a stand alone group, but is part of all ad-hoc groups. • Dental Insurance • Those just above poverty line • Family Health Benefits  Adults • Assured Income for Disability dental coverage • Direct billing for all who have insurance (no payment upfront/reimbursement) • Homeless and Vulnerable • New Canadians and Refugees
  11. 11. Ad-Hoc Groups Advocacy (continued) • Provincial Dental Health Officer – expert support • Public Health dental clinics – free (no charge) for those who require it and have no ability to pay for it, available in every health region; and/or dental bus.
  12. 12. Ad-Hoc Groups Better Oral Health in Long Term Care • Move forward regionally • Engage Oral Health Programs in regions • Oral health status data for Long Term Care residents • Survey with residents/families
  13. 13. Ad-Hoc Groups Cultural Competency/Safety • Education of SOHC members (e.g. Saskatoon Open Door Society offers Cultural Competency Training) • Advocacy for people who are New Canadians/Refugees, and require dental care
  14. 14. Ad-Hoc Groups Dental Day • Saskatoon – YXE 2017 • La Ronge? • Meadow Lake? • Melfort? • Moose Jaw? • North Battleford? • Prince Albert? • Swift Current? • Yorkton?
  15. 15. Ad-Hoc Groups Education/Best Practice/Evidence • Sugar consumption/harmful effects on health – link with Dieticians of Canada. • Those with insurance who are not using it – how to improve. • Food Security
  16. 16. Ad-Hoc Groups Maternal/Early Childhood Oral Health • Build on work with Saskatchewan Prevention Institute • Promotional campaign on importance of baby teeth/prevention of Early Childhood Caries • April: National Oral Health Month. SOHC to lead promotion/campaign
  17. 17. Ad-Hoc Groups Vulnerable Populations • Homeless and vulnerable • Refugees/Immigrants • Populations just above poverty line
  18. 18. Ad-Hoc Group: Better Oral Health in Long Term Care/Seniors List names and contact information

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