The Regional Oral Health Promotion Program Is a partnership between Bila Muuji Inc and the Greater Western Area Health Service.
Ms Kay Jackson, the Regional Oral Health Promotion Coordinator is based in Dubbo and works with the communities and organisations in the Bila Muuji area and with GWAHS and other relevant organisation and groups, to implement dental prevention and education programs identified in the Bila Muuji Regional Oral Health Promotion Plan.
This plan was developed in 2008 with input from staff and management of Bila Muuji members.
Some of the oral health promotion activities already under way include school based tooth brushing and education programs in Bourke, Walgett and Dareton, daily brushing at preschools in Walgett, Orange and Wellington, and Fluoride Varnish application by health professionals in Walgett. Kay supports local staff in their activities, and is working with them to identify further opportunities for coordinated oral health prevention activities.
The project behaviours in rural and remote communities, who tend to suffer greatly from poor dental health. A key element of the project is the collaborative approach to program development, involving key community members and health staff.
The two key areas we need financial support or in fact if someone who can provide the material we need is:
If you can assist us with this particular project please contact us.
27 March 2012 – Sydney: The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wa..
M: 0438 190 631
P.O Box 98
ORANGE NSW 2800