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dc.contributor.authorSingh, Shenuka
dc.contributor.authorMyburgh, Neil G
dc.contributor.authorLalloo, Ratilal
dc.contributor.editorMaurice B Mittelmark
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:32:18Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:32:18Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2010-07-27T07:18:40Z
dc.identifier.issn1757-9759
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/32227
dc.description.abstractThis article reports an analysis of oral health promotion in South African health policy. The central aim of this research was to determine the form and coherence of oral health promotion elements within health policies of post-apartheid South Africa. The study set out to test the hypothesis that oral health promotion elements are fully integrated into health policy and programmatic efforts. A conceptual framework was developed to systematically analyse oral health promotion policy and subsequent decision-making across the country at national and provincial levels. The information was drawn from policy documents, protocols and programme plans, complemented by interviews. The results indicate distinct contradictions between the policy formulation process and its impact on health system decision-making. South African health policy was found to be strong on the rhetoric of equity, health promotion, integration and several other features of the Primary Health Care Approach, but showed little evidence of translating this into action. The development and implementation of oral health promotion appears to be dominated by the influence of dental professionals that perpetuate a curative focus on service delivery. There is an urgent need to re-examine the process and content of oral health policy-making in South Africa. The conceptual framework developed for this study could facilitate further research in this area.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.sagepub.com/home.nav
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationY
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom16
dc.relation.ispartofpageto24
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGlobal Health Promotion
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDentistry not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110599
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titlePolicy analysis of oral health promotion in South Africa
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorLalloo, Ratilal


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