OUTREACH

Community Outreach Program

OUTREACH

We embrace the fact that outreach is one effective tool through which the people in need can access oral health care services. Outreach as a service delivery channel helps the Organisation to bridge the gap of accessibility. Most of the Dental practitioners are located in urban areas thus depriving the rural populations a chance to receive services. An outreach is a complete entanglement between the community and the health institution or organizations. It is an attempt by the organizing members to impart its objectives, opinions, skills and practices to the target population or general population thereby generating awareness and improving oral health. Dental outreach programs are generally free and are directed towards the cost effectiveness and benefit of the community using the community itself as a resource.

There a number of cultural practices, norms and beliefs which act as barriers to achieving good oral health behaviors. This channel greatly helps us to address them.


IMPACT
123,930 served since inception.
53,415 people served in 2018
Representing 43.1% increment compared to 2017
37,894 children served in 2018
$96147 worth of free treatment given out in 2018