Responses to Key Issues - 2012


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FINA takes CDHA recommendation to the House

December 13, 2012 - House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) report to the House of Commons includes recommendation for loan forgiveness for health professionals practicing in rural and remote areas. CDHA's submission to FINA included this recommendation for dental hygienists.

Quality Oral Health Care in the North

November 2, 2012 - Dental Hygiene legislation in the North must be amended to ensure the public receives quality oral health services.

Sports Mouthguards

Research shows that orofacial injury in sports is prevalent but preventable. Dental hygienists support the use of sports mouthguards to prevent teeth, mouth and jaw injuries in all sports at all levels.... more

Five messages for Finance Committee

August 3, 2012
* NIHB, COHI investment to reduce downstream costs.
* Tuition loan forgiveness, wage incentives and tax credits to reduce shortage of dhs in rural/remote areas.
* HRSDC to fund dh skills training for LTC staff.
* Oral Health promotion and disease prevention to improve oral health/ general health and increase productivity.
* Increase dh business stability by reimbursing dhs the same fee for the same service in a dental clinic.

CDHA calls for improvements to seniors oral health

July 20, 2012 - CDHA submits a letter to the Council of the Federation, calling for the following recommendations:
* Improved long term care (LTC) regulations pertaining to oral health.
* Dental hygienists provide skills training for LTC staff on daily oral care.
* All provinces/territories have public oral health programs for seniors that focus on oral health promotion and disease prevention.
* Improved data collection on oral health status in LTC.

June 1, 2012 - This brief explores the dental hygiene labour shortage in rural and remote areas and the population oral health needs of First Nations and Inuit. This brief also recommends various forms of innovation in health human resources (HHR), to address the supply and distribution challenges in rural and remote areas and it makes recommendations for optimizing HHR to more effectively and efficiently meet population health needs.
To read the brief click here English and French

CDHA submits a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health

February 7, 2012 - Our brief entitled Oral Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Call to Action fromCanadian Dental Hygienist advocates on key oral health issues, including a greater strategic role for the federal government in oral health, to achieve the world's best oral health.
To read the brief click here English and French.