In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) called for the introduction of oral health strategies to address a global oral health crisis, saying oral health could be achieved by increasing access to oral health services, improving oral hygiene, and improving oral health outcomes.
These strategies would involve the provision of oral healthcare services and/or support to the oral health workforce.
However, the WHO report does not specify the types of services or support that must be provided to achieve these outcomes.
The WHO report recommends that: 1.
All healthcare providers have the capacity to provide oral healthcare and oral health education, training, and technical assistance.
Oral health services should be accessible to all.
Oral healthcare services should include a range of strategies, and be tailored to the needs of the patient.
Oral hygiene should be taught and improved through appropriate training.
Oral care providers should be trained in their areas of expertise and have appropriate tools and materials available to them.
Oral disease prevention programs should be funded by the WHO, and health professionals should be educated on oral health and how to protect oral hygiene.
Oral education should be provided in a holistic manner that respects the individual’s preferences and cultural beliefs.
Health workers should be supported in their work to ensure that all health workers have the appropriate knowledge and skills to help protect the oral environment.
Health professionals should use the best available information when they provide oral health training.
Oral and dental hygiene services should meet the needs and sensitivities of the population and be accessible in a culturally sensitive manner.
Oral services should have a specific role for oral health professionals.
Oral medical and dental services should not be limited to those with an oral health or oral health related specialty.
Oral medicine and dental medicine should be covered by insurance, and oral hygiene and oral medicine should not need to be reimbursed.
The oral health community has recently been mobilizing to raise awareness about oral health disparities and provide the tools to achieve oral health equality.
The Oral Health Equality Network (OHEN) is an online campaign with the goal of empowering the oral healthcare community to improve their oral health.
The campaign was launched on March 1, 2019, and includes online education and information on oral healthcare, the importance of oral hygiene for health, and strategies to improve oral health for all.
OHEN has created a website where participants can learn more about the campaign and their role.
This campaign is a collaboration between the Oral Health Equity Network, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and the Royal College of Physicians.
The initiative was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant.
The NHMRC funded the NHM-HCE program and funded the OHEN project.
The National Oral Health Foundation is a national association dedicated to the health of all people to ensure the highest possible level of oral and dental health.
Its mandate is to provide access to effective and accessible oral health care services to all people and ensure that health is a right of all, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or gender expression.
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