Days on the Hill are CDA’s annual 2-day session of meetings with federal party leaders, cabinet ministers, MPs and senior government officials in Ottawa. They are designed to keep oral health issues prominent on the federal government’s agenda.
CDA’s representatives brought forward three issues as part of their meetings:
- Federal Funding for Provincial Oral Health Programs: Underlining the need for the federal government to identify and target specific funds through their health transfers for oral health programs given the ongoing erosion in these programs at the provincial level.
- Canadian Health Measures Survey: Identifying the need for a more regular and stable model of executing this essential population oral health research.
- Indigenous Children’s Oral Health: Identifying the Children’s Oral Health Initiative as a program that could be enhanced and expanded to provide community-based preventative programs.
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