Responses to Key Issues - 2023


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Submission to the Government of Canada on Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2023 Federal Budget

February 9, 2023 -- CDHA is pleased to take part in the federal budget process with a written submission to the 2023 pre-budget consultations. CDHA’s priorities for how government can invest to grow Canada’s economy include responding to the oral health care needs of residents in long term care homes, the implementation of the federal government’s long-term national dental care program, and access to dental hygienists’ services in rural and remote communities. Read the submission here.

Statement by the Extended Health Professionals Coalition on investments in health care services

February 9, 2023 -- The Extended Health Professionals Coalition (EHPC) is encouraged by the federal government’s recent proposal of investing $196.1 billion over 10 years for health care services. These funds are a step in the right direction to providing better support for health workers, expanding access to services, improving access to mental health and substance use health services, and improving system performance and accountabilities. Read the complete statement. The EHPC is a coalition of organizations representing Canada’s Audiologists, Chiropractors, Dental Hygienists, Dentists, Denturists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Optometrists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Social Workers.

Statement by CDHA on Long-Term Care Standards

February 1, 2023 -- CDHA applauds the release of the updated Long-Term Care Services standard by the Health Standards Organization (HSO). “Seniors’ oral health has been a long-standing priority for CDHA, which is why we welcomed the opportunity to participate in the national discussion of ways to improve the quality of life of people living in LTC homes,” states Anne Caissie, president of CDHA. As essential primary health care professionals, dental hygienists working in LTC homes identify many oral health issues that are not spotted by other health professionals. Ensuring that they are added to interdisciplinary care teams across the country will help to meet the oral health needs of Canada’s aging population. CDHA’s ongoing advocacy is committed to promoting the the critical contribution that dental hygienists can make to quality of life in LTC homes. Read the complete statement. Link to HSO’s new the new National Long Term Care Services Standard.