VISION & MISSION

VISION

Everyone enjoys the benefits of good oral health as an integral part of overall health.

MISSION

Promote oral health in Arizona through leadership, policy development, and advocacy.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Respect and hear all voices and perspectives;
  • Utilize best practices in community mobilization to advance oral health for all;
  • Work at the systems level through partnerships and collaborations;
  • Do what we do best and connect to the rest;
  • Place oral health in the context of whole health;
  • Create a culture of accountability, both through advocacy and by holding ourselves accountable first and foremost;
  • Continually seek out and include communities impacted by oral health disparities in the design, evaluation, and leadership of our work;
  • Be committed to using a racial and health equity lens in all that we do;
  • Be intentional in creating authentic feedback loops with all stakeholders, particularly communities impacted by health inequities, to inform our strategies, communications, and priorities;
  • Be brave enough to disrupt systems when necessary for positive change;
  • Communicate regularly and transparently within the coalition and with stakeholders;
  • Use evidence, data, and the lived experience of those impacted by the oral health system as the foundation for decision-making; and,
  • Learn from our failures and celebrate our successes.