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Cultural Safety Initiatives Status Report 2020

Posted Date: December 03, 2020

On November 30, 2020 former judge and Representative for Children and Youth in BC, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond released a report detailing their months’ long investigation: In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination in BC health care.
 
We know that there is still much work to be done to address racism and discrimination targeted towards the Indigenous population when they receive health care, including oral health care.  We have begun the journey to address this critical issue.  Please click here to read about the College’s initiatives thus far regarding Cultural Safety both in the delivery of dental hygiene care and into its own operations.  In addition this document provides resources for dental hygienists to learn about and include the principles of cultural safety in their practice.

Please click here to read the full communication that was emailed to Registrants on December 3, 2020.

Access Newsletter

Posted Date: November 19, 2020

The latest issue of Access newsletter has been released. Included in this issue: update information on COVID-19, 2021-22 Renewal Opening date, the launch of the newly updated QAP Assessment Tool and more.  Click here to read the November Access.

Oral Health Colleges Joint Message regarding the Modernization of BC Health Regulation

Posted Date: August 31, 2020

The College of Dental Hygienists is pleased to share an important message from B.C.’s four dental colleges in response to proposed changes to the regulation of oral health care in B.C. announced by the Minister of Health on August 27, 2020. ‚ÄčPlease click here to read the message.

MLA Steering Committee releases final recommendations on health regulation modernization

Posted Date: August 27, 2020

Today the MLA Steering Committee released it's final recommendations to the Health Minister regarding the modernization of BC's health regulatory system.  The College is taking the time to consider these recommendations and further communication will be provided in due course.

Please click here to read the announcement. 

Please click here for more information related to modernization process.

Please click here to access the MLA Steering Committee report directly.

BCHR Cultural Safety Task Force Report

Posted Date: July 02, 2020

CDHBC is pleased to share a report entitled, Three years in: a report on the achievements since signing the Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility, authored by the BCHR Cultural Safety Task Force in collaboration with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). 
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