CDHA exists so that its members are able to provide quality preventive and therapeutic oral health care as well as health promotion for the Canadian public.
CDHA Ends Policy
The board's decisions on strategic direction take the form of specific, measurable outcomes called "Ends".
- Public Policy Environment - Public policy barriers are reduced to ensure members can practise as primary health care providers.
*as defined in BCHDA – Position statement Primary Health Care Release 1 (March 2010)
- Public Recognition - Members’ value is recognized by the Canadian public.
- Professional Practice - Members have the confidence and resources to work independently, intraprofessionally and inter-professionally as an integral part of the health care team.
*interprofessional practice is defined as client-centered care that involves working collaboratively with members of other health and social care professionals.
- Professional Knowledge - Members create, contribute to and utilize a growing body of professional knowledge and research.
- National Professional Standards - Members are committed to national professional standards.
- Leadership - Members’ (especially student members’) potential for professional leadership is developed.