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.
*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.
- Leadership - Members’ potential for professional leadership is developed.