Excellence in culturally diverse health

This award recognises services and professionals who successfully deliver culturally responsive services. Congratulations to the Monash Health Dental Services Team for Improving oral health among immigrant primary school students.

Dental disease is one of the most preventable non-communicable diseases in children and can negatively impact a child’s health and learning through absenteeism, poor behaviour, and low educational outcomes.

The Monash Health Dental Service has worked closely with the Noble Park English Language School since 2000 to provide regular outreach dental screenings and Oral Health Education (OHE) to children and families from an immigrant or refugee background.

This has helped families overcome the barriers to accessing health services and provide ongoing treatment to children with dental needs.

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