2021-2022 VOHA Snapshot

2021 Snapshot

In 2021 VOHA successfully:

  • Gathered and analysed new Victorian waiting list data for January – June 2020 and June – December 2020
  • Developed a one minute video for World Oral Health Day to shine a light on oral health in residential aged care
  • Met with Victorian Health Minister the Hon. Martin Foley to discuss the impact on COVID-19 on oral health services 
  • Ran a successful Dental Health Week webinar event co-hosted by the University of Melbourne Dental School
  • Distributed a media release on the Federal Budget
  • Promoted new ideas via our Innovation video statements
  • Meet with Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) CEO Sus McKee
  • Launched a position paper for the 2022 federal election
  • Held eight VOHA meetings
  • Published four VOHA newsletters 
  • Met with key Victorian MPs including
    • Josh Bull MLA
    • Pauline Richards MLA
    • Louise Staley MLA
    • Tim Read MLA
  • Met with key Federal MPs and Senators including:
    • Senator Jordan Steele-John
    • Rebekha Sharkie MP
    • Peta Murphy MP
    • Maria Vamvakinou MP
    • Joanne Ryan MP
    • Julian Hill MP
    • Ged Kearney MP
    • Andrew Giles MP
    • Kate Thwaites MP
    • Anthony Byrne MP
    • Helen Haines MP
    • Brendan O’Connor MP
    • Emma McBride MP
    • Clare O’Neil MP

2022 Snapshot – advocacy activities

VOHA activities in early 2022 include:

  • Meeting with Federal MPs
  • Continuing to run regular VOHA meetings with the next meeting scheduled for 1 February 2022
  • Running another World Oral Health Day event with Victorian MPs (late March 2022)
  • Quarterely VOHA Newsletters 
  • Meeting with Minister the Hon. Martin Foley MP
  • Meeting with DHSV CEO Sue McKee 

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