Victorian Oral Health Alliance
The Victorian Oral Health Alliance (VOHA) is a group of health, professional and consumer bodies that have united to advocate for measures to improve access to public dental care for our most vulnerable people.
Poor oral health continues to be one of the strongest indicators of inequality in Australia, yet dental health continues to be absent from health policy discussions in this country. There are 200,000 older Australians living in residential aged care who have poor access to dental care.The Aged Care Royal Commission highlighted significant neglect and countlessContinue reading “Stop the Rot”
To commemorate World Oral Health Day, Monash Health Dental Services ran an employee drive-through dental clinic. Utilising the COVID-19 drive-through screening model, the clinic offered Monash Health employees free dental screening and oral health advice from the convenience of their car. Dr Ramini Shankumar, Unit Head Monash Health Dental Services, shared how providing this serviceContinue reading “Monash Health Dental Service celebrates success of employee drive-through dental clinic”
House of Representatives Select Committee on Regional Australia – Inquiry into the future of Regional Australia The recent Pride of Place report has been published highlighting the access issues rural and regional Australians face. The Terms of reference for the House of Representatives Select Committee on Regional Australia included: Examining the effectiveness of existingContinue reading “VOHA recognised in Pride of Place report”