• Environmental Scan of Oral Health Services for First Nations and Aboriginal Children 0-7 years• Oral Health Resource Materials• Dental Survey of Aboriginal Kindergarten-Aged Children 2009-2010
1. Oral Health Promotion2. Prevention and Identification of Caries Risk3. Access to Treatment4. Leadership and Collaborative Action5. Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation6. Human Resources
• Health Equity. Create equal opportunities for good oral health for all, and reduce disparities in oral health among population groups.• Cultural Competence and Responsiveness. Ensure that oral health care providers are culturally competent, and provide culturally responsive oral health promotion and prevention services.• Holistic Health and Wellness. Promote oral health as part of a holistic health and wellness strategy. Shift from a sickness model to a wellness model.• Healthy Children, Healthy Families and Healthy Communities. Recognize that Elders and other community members play an important role in the health of First Nations and Aboriginal children. Promote collective community efforts to foster equity, dignity and well-being for children and their families.• Working Together. Establish strong communication and partnerships between First Nations and Aboriginal communities and public health oral health care providers. Foster community channels for reaching children and their caregivers and families.
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