Indigenous Oral Health Program

In 2012, Souths Cares established the Indigenous Oral Health Program in partnership with the NSW Centre for Oral Health Strategy, the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Colgate.

The program was established in response to the poor oral health outcomes which are experienced by Aboriginal children and children living in regional and remote communities.

The Indigenous Oral Health Program involves the Souths Cares team, Aboriginal health promotion workers and NRL development staff visiting primary schools and delivering a series of interactive workshops to equip students with skills and knowledge to look after their teeth, nutrition and to live healthy and active lives.

Since 2012, The Indigenous Oral Health Program has reached more than 12,000 primary school students from the following communities:

Armidale Brewarrina Dubbo Gunnedah Macksville Quirindi Wellington
Batemans Bay Casino Forster Inverell Moree Tamworth  
Bathurst Chatham Glenn Innes Karuah Orange Taree  
Bodella Coff Harbour Grafton Kelso Parkes Tuncurry  
Bourke Cowra Gulargambone Kempsey Queanbeyan Walgett