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Mission & Vision

Texas Oral Health Coalition

The Texas Oral Health Coalition (TxOHC) is a nonpartisan statewide oral health coalition established November 17, 2004 and acquired nonprofit 501 (c) (3) status May 27, 2008.


Optimal health for all Texans.


Leading efforts to achieve optimal oral health across the lifespan.


Encourage collaboration to foster whole person health, eliminate oral disparities and address health inequalities for all Texans.

Healthy Equity

Health equity is the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health.

Coalition Values:

  • 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 Literacy

    To increase oral health literacy in Texas.
  • Change Perceptions

    To change perceptions regarding oral health and disease so that oral health becomes an integral component of health policies and programs in Texas.
  • Engage in Activities

    To engage in activities to improve the oral health of all Texas citizens using evidence-based public health initiatives.
  • Increase Access

    To 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.

J.E.D.I. Collaborative

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.

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Registration is open for the 2024 Texas Oral Health Conference being held in Austin, TX on August 2, 2024.