MEMBERSHIP GOAL

THE DENTAL HYGIENE COMMUNITY WILL UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF MDHA MEMBERSHIP AND CHOOSE TO BELONG

Objective (Primary)

Increase our relevance to members, dental hygiene students and potential members

1. Strategy

Promote knowledge and utilization of MDHA/ADHA services and benefits (CMS,CCPR,CRP, CER, COA)

Action Plans

  • Update and enhance website (CCPR, CMS, COA, CER, CPH)
  • Develop and distribute via social media, and other avenues the services and benefits of ADHA/MDHA for membership. (CMS)
  • Enlist the aid of each Component to help with advertising, community publications, and community activities(CCPR)
  • Utilize the Internet through Facebook, and other social media avenues to reach out to Hygienists (CCPR)

2. Strategy

Foster relationships within the DH Community (CMS, CCPR)

Action Plans

  • Provide MDHA/ADHA presentation at 8 DH programs (CMS, CER)
  • Educator's Meeting (CER)
  • Create and maintain a list of PHDH's for the purpose of providing networking opportunities (CPH, CMS. CER, CRP)
  • Hold DH Month event(s) (CMS)

3. Strategy

Enhance Student relationships (CMS, CER, CCPR, COA)

Action Plans

  • Offer scholarship to attend ADHA annual session to 2 graduating students (CMS)
  • Provide an academic scholarship (CER)
  • Encourage student participation at MDHA events such as Lobby Day, The Conference, DH Month (CMS, CER)

Objective (Secondary)

Increase membership and retention

1. Strategy

Develop and implement life-long learning opportunities (CC,CCPR)

Action Plans

  • The Conference (CC, CER)
  • Create and maintain a database of courses and presenters allowing MDHA to sponsor CE courses throughout the Commonwealth (Conference on The Road) at the component level to reach those who cannot attend the Conference. (CMS)

2. Strategy

Develop and encourage leadership activities (CER, COA)

THE PROFESSION

MDHA WILL LEAD PROGRESSIVE CHANGE AND GROWTH OF THE DENTAL HYGIENE PROFESSION

Objective (Primary)

Increase the professionalization of dental hygiene

1. Strategy

Support efforts towards regulatory authority over the practice of dental hygiene (CRP)

Action Plans

  • Ongoing association activities

2. Strategy

Position MDHA to take the lead in establishing the education, regulation and practice of Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioners (COE, CRP)

Action Plans

  • Educate membership about ADHP (COE)

3. Strategy

Identify, collect and utilize data that support professionalization. (CRP,CER, CPH)

Action Plans

  • Ongoing association activities to promote autonomy

Objective (Secondary)

Increase the public's direct access to dental hygienists

1. Strategy

Support current and future PHDH's. (CRP, CER, CPH, CC, CCPR)

Action Plans

  • Provide access to PHDH via the MDHA website (CPH, CCPR, CRP, CER,)
  • Ongoing association activities

STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

MDHA AND ITS MEMBERS WILL WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DENTISTS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS* TO ADVANCE ORAL HEALTH

Objective (Primary)

Enhance collaboration with other stakeholders within and outside of the dental community

1. Strategy

Pursue and develop strategic alliances (All Councils)

Action Plans

  • Ongoing association activities

2. Strategy

Encourage and promote all hygienists to develop and or participate in community service events. (All Councils)

* Stakeholders - Individuals in an organization who have a vested interest in a specific topic, issue or initiative.

INFRASTRUCTURE

MDHA WILL BE AN EFFECTIVELY GOVERNED ORGANIZATION THAT IS FISCALLY SOUND AND DATA DRIVEN

Objective (Primary)

Effectively manage and increase resources to ensure a fiscally sound organization

1. Strategy

Enhance operational effectiveness and efficiency (All Councils)

Action Plans

  • Ongoing association activities

2. Strategy

Identify and address any issues that would affect the maintenance of a strong and sound operating budget

Action Plans

  • Review all income and expense data monthly (All Councils)
  • Maintain regular contact with investment advisors (COA)
  • Annually set a budget with monthly reviews to not exceed annual income and to allow for growth in investments(COA)

Objective (Secondary)

Effectively utilize and disseminate data collected by ADHA and other sources

1. Strategy

Action Plans

  • Ongoing association activities

COA- Council on Administration
CC- Conference Committee
CRP- Council on Regulation and Practice
CPH- Council on Public Health
CCPR- Council on Public Relations
CMS- Council on Member Services
CER - Council on Education and Research