The ADAVB is actively involved in an extensive range of partnerships with leading health organisations and a diverse range of health promotion initiatives, as part of the ADAVB's commitment to improving the oral health of Victorians. This range of initiatives and partnerships extends across:
- Campaign support and partnerships
- ADA/ADAVB oral health promotion initiatives
- Foundation support
- Health promotion projects
- Resources and information
- Representation on committees.
Review our list of ADAVB Partnerships and Health Promotion Initiatives (PDF) or refer to the examples provided below:
The Flying Doctor Dental Clinic, operated by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria
The ADAVB is a partner in this program, in collaboration with the RFDS Victoria and Dental Health Services Victoria. The Program provides teams of oral health practitioners and mobile equipment to deliver much-needed dental care to those living in remote areas of Victoria. These people would otherwise need to travel large distances to access dental care.
Commitment to the Rethink Sugary Drink Campaign
On behalf of the ADA Inc., the ADAVB is pleased to support this campaign, which is a partnership between 12 of Australia's leading health organisations, to promote the reduction of sugary drinks consumption.
Support for the Consensus Statement on Smokefree Outdoor Dining and Drinking Laws
ADAVB is a proud co-signatory on this statement, which advocates for the new Victorian smokefree outdoor dining laws to also include smokefree outdoor drinking areas.
Dental Health Week
In August each year, the Federal ADA and Branches promote dental health through this initiative. The theme for Dental Health Week 1 - 7 August, 2016 is ‘Women and Oral Health’. ADAVB is assisting by providing a Victorian spokesperson and patient case studies for media activities, and by promoting the campaign to the Victorian community and member dentists.
Support for the eviDent Foundation
ADAVB supports the eviDent Foundation, which facilitates dental practice-based research in dental care and health promotion.
Health Promoting Practices Pilot Project
This preventive health project, conducted in partnership with the Australian Physiotherapy Association Victorian Branch, Dental Health Services Victoria and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, developed and tested a pilot framework to assist health professionals, from all disciplines, to promote healthy lifestyle messages with their patients.