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Oral Health Strategic Plan for 2011–2014

II. Vision, Mission, Role, and Core Functions

Vision: A nation where all people enjoy good oral health that contributes to leading healthy, satisfying lives.

Mission: To prevent and control oral diseases and conditions by building the knowledge, tools, and networks that promote healthy behaviors and effective public health practices and programs.

Role: To provide national leadership to prevent and control oral diseases and conditions, and promote oral health.

Core Functions:

  • Monitor/Surveillance: Monitor the burden of disease, risk factors, preventive services, and other associated factors.
  • Research: Support public health research that directly applies to policies and programs.
  • Communications: Communicate timely and relevant information to impact policy, practices, and programs.
  • Preventive strategies: Support the implementation and maintenance of effective strategies and interventions to reduce the burden of oral diseases and conditions.
  • State infrastructure: Build capacity and infrastructure for sustainable, effective, and efficient oral health programs.
  • Evaluation: Evaluate programs to ensure successful implementation.
  • Investigate and diagnose: Investigate health hazards and outbreaks in the community.
  • Partnerships: Identify and facilitate partnerships to support CDC strategic priorities and community efforts.
  • Policy development: Develop and advocate sound public health policies.

View III. Public Health Priorities

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