About CDHA

Our Mission

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 environment is increasingly favourable to members’ ability to practice 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 resources to work independently and interprofessionally as an integral part of the health care team.
    • Members are aware of and have access to professional standards.
  • Professional Knowledge -Members create, contribute to and utilize a growing body of professional knowledge and research.
    • Leadership - Members’ potential for professional leadership is developed.

At the recent fall board meeting, CDHA’s board of directors redeveloped the association’s Ends to include items that YOU—the members—identified in the Membership Survey. Stay tuned for the launch of the new Ends in April 2018.