Indigenous Oral Health Program

In 2012, Souths Cares established the Oral Health Program in response to the poor oral health outcomes which are experienced by Aboriginal children and children living in regional and remote communities.

The Oral Health Program involves the Souths Cares team, 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, improve their nutrition and live healthy and active lives.

Since 2012, The Indigenous Oral Health Program has reached more than 16,000 primary school students from the following communities:

Armidale Brewarrina Forster Inverell Mudgee Sunshine Coast Wellington
Batemans Bay Casino Gosford Kelso Orange Tamworth  
Bathurst Coff Harbour Grafton Kempsey Parkes Taree  
Bodella Cowra Gulargambone Macksville Queanbeyan Wagga Wagga  
Bourke Dubbo Gunnedah Moree Quirindi Walgett  



To find out more about the Oral Health Program, please contact Alex Mecham, Health and Education Lead at Souths Cares -