Oral health coalition, action list may 26 2010

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Oral health coalition, action list may 26 2010

  1. 1. Oral Health Coalition Action Lists May 26, 2010
  2. 2. Evaluate outcomes of dental health program(s). Who What Prove effectiveness of current programming, by following an intervention and control group. (Josh Marko, Vinay Kumar)    Vinay Kumar Josh Marko Josh Marko    Find a champion(s) and team for this evaluation. Find potential funding for this evaluation. Make time in schedule to take these steps When May 26th, 2010 June 2010 May 31- June 4, 2010
  3. 3. Expansion of the fluoride varnish pilot project to serve high risk clients anywhere. Who What When (Jan Berger, Julie Laberge-Lalonde, Bev Shivak, Loretta Singh, Gayle Davidson, Vicki Walter, Tera Shewchuk)   Jan Berger & DHE’s Expand the fluoride varnish program in rural areas by collaborating with the PHN’s in collaboration with the PHN’s. Meet & plan process. Jan Berger & DHE’s Roll out of expanded varnish program Sept/10 - Mar/11 Dental Health Month (April 2011)
  4. 4. Dental Health Equity Who What When Improve access to care for those most vulnerable, who are in need of extensive dental treatment. (Brenda Ledding, Carolyn Chu, Nancy Klebaum, Shirley Mathieson, Tammy Wilson) Support from Oral Health Coalition (OHC) members to advocate for vulnerable high needs clients.     Request Dental College to canvas licensed dentists for volunteers to provide dental work, in rural/remote locations (tax write off? Donation?) • SHR Oral Health Program? June 2010? Write letter/template to circulate to OHC members to consider submitting. • SHR Oral Health Program and Healthy Growth & Dev. (Leslie Topola, Janet Gray, Jan Berger) ? • ? Propose a mobile dental care bus, modelled on the success of primary healthcare bus – to service rural and remote communities. Bus to be staffed by dental residents required to do a rural/remote practicum. ? Propose to licensing body that the provision of a certain amount (X) of pro bono work for vulnerable populations be a requirement of licensure. •
  5. 5. Access to regular care for special needs population. Who What When (Dr. Koneru, Barb Mickelson, Pam Woodsworth, Noreen Agrey)   •  • Education of dental students in all disciplines, linking with families with special needs  Dr. Koneru Dr. Koneru   Education Triage to reduce the G.A. waiting list Dental Projects  Densensitizing programs  Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program  Screening  prevention to families  information to parents  alternatives to G.A.  research and demo projects 2011 2011
  6. 6. Access to regular care for special needs population. Who What When (Dr. Koneru, Barb Mickelson, Pam Woodsworth, Noreen Agrey) •Letter Writing  Dr. Koneru, Barb,Dental students  Pam Develop Pam work  Write letter for Saskatchewan Association for Community Living newsletter on alternatives to GA (Pam & Noreen to email us with contact information) form/letter to get extra and or regular care. Letter to be used to approach all contact associations. with College of Dentistry in developing a form/letter requesting that special needs children have their current dental coverage extended if required. 2011
  7. 7. Denticare in Saskatchewan. Who What When Provide universal basic dental care for all children (0-12), using surgical wait list as argument. Long term goal being to get dentists and the population involved in discussions that will result in bringing universal basic dental care to the entire population. (Dr. Torbert, Dr. Opondo, Megan Clark, Don Ragush) •Letter  Dr. Koneru, Barb,Dental students Pam  Writing • Write letter for Saskatchewan Association for Community Living newsletter on alternatives to GA (Pam & Noreen to email us with contact information) • Develop form/letter to get extra and or regular care. Letter to be used to approach all contact associations. As soon as Dr. Tobert can find expertise. May 27/10 (complete)
  8. 8. Denticare in Saskatchewan. Who What When (Dr. Torbert, Dr. Opondo, Megan Clark, Don Ragush) •Letter  Pam Writing (continued) work with College of Dentistry in developing a form/letter requesting that special needs children have their current dental coverage extended if required. July, 2010
  9. 9. Guidelines for Oral Care in LTC. Who What (Dr. Bhargava, Dave Gibson, Cynthia Ostafie, Kerrie Krieg, Laura Carney, Sheri Townsend, Carrie Woods, Holly Keeler, Calla Effa, Ila Gustafson, Sarah Nixon-Jackle, Cameron Allen, Mercedes Montgomery, Shannon Kehler)   LTC Planning Group (Dr. Uswak, Dave Gibson, Leslie Topola, Dr. R. Bhargava) Develop and recommend mandatory requirements on oral health care for residents/clients in LTC Present above package to Ministry of Health (Continuing Care Branch) When
  10. 10. Guidelines for Oral Care in LTC. Who What When (Dr. Bhargava, Dave Gibson, Cynthia Ostafie, Kerrie Krieg, Laura Carney, Sheri Townsend, Carrie Woods, Holly Keeler, Calla Effa, Ila Gustafson, Sarah Nixon-Jackle, Cameron Allen, Mercedes Montgomery, Shannon Kehler)   Janet Gray LTC Staff  Access info re: Best Practice and existing standards from other provinces  Inter-professional staff providing education for LTC clients, families & staff June 30 (complete)
  11. 11. Accessible, affordable, dental services in core neighborhoods. Who What When (Andrea Clinton, Jacqui Barclay, Brooke Bulloch, Betty Ann Nippi Albright, Chris Vandale, Kathie Cram, Pauline Pontarollo)   Andrea Clinton, Leslie Topola Write a letter template for a letter to Ministry of Health, advocating to have dental included with health services for low income adults. Will send to Leslie, who can distribute to attendees of OHC meeting. May 31/10
  12. 12. Accessible, affordable, dental services in core neighborhoods. Who What When (Andrea Clinton, Jacqui Barclay, Brooke Bulloch, Betty Ann Nippi Albright, Chris Vandale, Kathie Cram, Pauline Pontarollo)  Inventory Brooke Bulloch of dental health services in core neighborhoods. Send template to Leslie, to mail out to distribution list. Brooke to collate responses, and send summary to distribution list. May 31/10
  13. 13. Accessible, affordable, dental services in core neighborhoods. Who What (Andrea Clinton, Jacqui Barclay, Brooke Bulloch, Betty Ann Nippi Albright, Chris Vandale, Kathie Cram, Pauline Pontarollo)  Healthy Mother Healthy Baby will promote good oral health to new parents. Building Health Equities will endeavour to ensure all children receive fluoride varnish. Health Bus – Betty will approach Vicki Smart about having dental services provided in bus.  In schools, encourage teachers to have students make small storage pots for their toothbrush & paste, and have children brush first thing in the morning. Approach school systems regarding this.  Jacqui Barclay Street Health: look at ways to provide education and services to improve oral health through detox and or treatment when people are thinking of making lifestyle changes When
  14. 14. Knowledge transfer through contact list. Who What When Genevieve Braganza, Chris Gordon, Carole Courtney, Johanna Bergerman, Jerod Orb, Naoka Takaya, Brent Rempel    Genevieve Braganza  Sharing contact information June 30/10 (complete)  Develop mass distribution list June 30/10  Quarterly – Bi-Annual meetings of Oral Health Coalition
  15. 15. Knowledge transfer through contact list. Who What Genevieve Braganza, Chris Gordon, Carole Courtney, Johanna Bergerman, Jerod Orb, Naoka Takaya, Brent Rempel    Genevieve Braganza Mechanism for knowledge transfer Increase communication/presentations between organizations/associations. Engage public health and ask them to provide more lectures to students/organizations When
  16. 16. Establishing a Chief Dental Health Officer for SK. Who What When (Dr. White, Dr. Uswak, Dr. Nagle, Janet Gray, Doreen Jacek, Leslie Topola)    Janet Gray Get job description from: Nova Scotia, June 30/10 L. Schwart J.Gray, L.Topola, D. Jacek, Dr. B. White, Dr. G. Uswak, Dr. C. Nagle Review and adapt job description (review by group of 6); comments to Dr. Uswak Share with Dr. Cooney for comments (once draft completed) July 31/10
  17. 17. Establishing a Chief Dental Health Officer for SK. Who What When (Dr. White, Dr. Uswak, Dr. Nagle, Janet Gray, Doreen Jacek, Leslie Topola) SOHP: Dr. Uswak & Dr. White   Expanded SOHP to include: educators at Coll. of Dentistry & SIAST, Ministry (Janet), NSDT, this newly formed OHC & their equiv. in Regina, Rural Reps (DHE’s?), NOHWG (Janet), SHD Promotion – working grp (Wendy Griffith)  Present to Saskatchewan Oral Health Professionals Forum (SOHPF) for discussion and approval  Discuss development of new expanded SOHPF, based on Stakeholders of the SK Oral Health Coalition, which would then discuss with Ministry of Health; develop template letter and lobby for Provincial Dental Health Officer. Oct 2010

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