Diversity, education, and evidence-based solutions;
Preventive measures and treatment that are available, accessible, affordable, timely, and culturally appropriate;
Community solutions that are shared among patients, parents, providers, employers, insurers, and government;
Collaboration with government, higher education, and the public and private sector;
Interprofessional collaboration; and
Advocacy to promote health and systems change
Health LiteracyTo increase oral health literacy in Texas.
Change PerceptionsTo change perceptions regarding oral health and disease so that oral health becomes an integral component of health policies and programs in Texas.
Engage in ActivitiesTo engage in activities to improve the oral health of all Texas citizens using evidence-based public health initiatives.
Increase AccessTo promote increased access to comprehensive oral health care for all Texans.
With an industry-wide commitment to justice, diversity, equity and inclusion (J.E.D.I), we can and will attract the best people, the best ideas, and the best way forward so that all Texans have the opportunity to achieve oral health equity.
Dismantling barriers to resources and opportunities in society so that all individuals and communities can live a full and dignified life.
Allocating resources to ensure everyone has access to the same opportunities. Equity recognizes that advantages and barriers —the ‘isms’—exist.
All the differences between us based on which we experience advantages or encounter barriers to opportunities. Diversity isn’t just about racial differences.
Fostering a sense of belonging by centering, valuing, and amplifying the voices, perspectives and styles of those who experience more barriers based on their identities.
Regional Oral Health Coalitions
Mission: Leading efforts to achieve optimal oral health across the lifespan
Purpose: To improve the oral health of communities and promote partnerships for sustainable, equity-informed, community-driven advocacy.