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June 2019

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DHSV CEO Deborah Cole, board chair Zoe Wainer, Humanitas Research Hospital’s Giulia Goretti and Value Based Health Care Centre Europe chairman Professor Dr Fred van Eenennaam. (Picture: Ilja Huner Photography, Haarlem, Netherlands)

DHSV judged world class

Dental Health Services Victoria has won the primary care prize as part of the prestigious Value-Based Health Care Centre Europe’s 2019 VBHC awards.

The award recognises outstanding primary care initiatives across the world with DHSV receiving its award for its value-based health care model.

The award highlights the potential of DHSV’s innovative program to fundamentally change how oral health treatment is delivered and reduce the overwhelming burden of oral disease, particularly for vulnerable groups and those experiencing disadvantage in the community.

The prize recognises, supports and embraces initiatives that re-define healthcare and adopt a new line of thinking in creating excellent patient value.

DHSV Chief Executive Officer Deborah Cole, and DHSV board chair Zoe Wainer attended the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) conference in Amsterdam to accept the award.

‘It’s an honour to be recognised by the VBHC Centre Europe for our commitment to achieving the health outcomes that matter to patients,’ said Dr Cole.

‘This award puts DHSV and our VBHC initiative on the global map, providing a platform for us to inspire healthcare providers all over the world.’

As the lead public oral health agency in Victoria, DHSV’s move to value-based health care focuses on achieving the best outcomes for people in the most cost-effective way.