Click here for information regarding an Oral Health Promotion Initiative that will be launched this year. A key component of the initiative is the provision of free toothbrushes and fluoride toothpaste to preschool children and their whānau, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific children and those living in low income families. It is proposed that this be undertaken as a complementary activity to the oral health messaging provided through the Well Child Tamariki Ora (WCTO) programme, as well as via health providers and community organisations, so that we can opportunistically reach pre-schoolers that may need additional support and/or are not enrolled with a WCTO provider.
The Oral Health team at the Ministry is in programme design phase and would value your input if you have the time – we are absolutely focussed on how we can achieve the objective of improving the oral health of preschool children.
There are two things that would be helpful to us:
Please do get in touch, we would love to hear from you.
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