The community dental health services and dental health education: a working party report.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/263999
Title:
The community dental health services and dental health education: a working party report.
Authors:
Irish Dental Health Foundation
Publisher:
Irish Dental Health Foundation
Issue Date:
Sep-1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/263999
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The recently published Department of Health Strategy Document "Shaping a Healthier Future" re-orients the health services towards a health promotion approach. This is a welcome development by the Minister for Health, Mr Brendan Howlin TD. This is in keeping with the approach set out in Health - The Wider Dimensions (published in 1986) and the 1987 Promoting Health through Public Policy. More recently, it is reflected in Article 129 of the Maastricht Treatv. The Dental Health Action Plan announced on 26 May 1994 outlines the importance of the primary health care approach in the delivery of the dental services. However, whilst additional funding for the delivery of the country's dental service is recognised, support for prevention activities is also required if the Minister for Health's stated goals for oral health for the year 2000 are to be achieved. This re-focusing of the dental services will reflect the new Health Strategy's stated importance of both health gain and social gain for Irish people. Detailed research and analysis has been carried out by this Working Party in collaboration with the Prinicipal Dental Surgeons of the community dental services. It has identified overwhelming support and a clear and urgent need for the development of specific training in dental health education techniques, the development of adequate dental health education resources, together with a co-ordinated framework for action.
Keywords:
DENTAL HEALTH; PUBLIC HEALTH; DENTAL HEALTH CARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIrish Dental Health Foundationen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T16:01:51Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-02T16:01:51Z-
dc.date.issued1994-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/263999-
dc.descriptionThe recently published Department of Health Strategy Document "Shaping a Healthier Future" re-orients the health services towards a health promotion approach. This is a welcome development by the Minister for Health, Mr Brendan Howlin TD. This is in keeping with the approach set out in Health - The Wider Dimensions (published in 1986) and the 1987 Promoting Health through Public Policy. More recently, it is reflected in Article 129 of the Maastricht Treatv. The Dental Health Action Plan announced on 26 May 1994 outlines the importance of the primary health care approach in the delivery of the dental services. However, whilst additional funding for the delivery of the country's dental service is recognised, support for prevention activities is also required if the Minister for Health's stated goals for oral health for the year 2000 are to be achieved. This re-focusing of the dental services will reflect the new Health Strategy's stated importance of both health gain and social gain for Irish people. Detailed research and analysis has been carried out by this Working Party in collaboration with the Prinicipal Dental Surgeons of the community dental services. It has identified overwhelming support and a clear and urgent need for the development of specific training in dental health education techniques, the development of adequate dental health education resources, together with a co-ordinated framework for action.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Dental Health Foundationen_GB
dc.subjectDENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectDENTAL HEALTH CAREen_GB
dc.titleThe community dental health services and dental health education: a working party report.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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