The Dental Hygienists Association of Australia are very aware that a large percentage of our population live in rural or remote areas and as such are distanced from easily available dental services.
What are we doing to help?
The DHAA has a representative dedicated to working with Rural and Remote Health Organisations including:
• Representation on the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) Advisory Committee
• Representation on the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) Reference Group
• Representation at biennial National SARRAH conferences
• Dissemination of information about rural and remote scholarships administered by SARRAH on behalf of the Department of Health
The DHAA seek input from hygienists and oral health therapists across Australia regarding issues which impact on our profession and the oral health outcomes we can deliver in rural and remote Australia. If you would like to contact our representative, click here. The recommendations will be discussed by the DHAA and our profession is represented at SARRAH conferences.