The mission of Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation is to elevate the well-being of all Coloradans by advancing oral health equity.
To achieve our mission, the foundation is dedicated to instilling equity principles into our work and decision-making. The foundation’s commitment to equity is embedded in our culture, in how we show up in communities, and in how we approach our work.
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation actively invests in organizations, partners, and programs that are addressing root causes of health inequities or disparities. Health disparities are differences in health outcomes between groups stemming from inequities in social determinants of health and are rooted in poverty, injustice, and discrimination. We recognize the lasting negative impact on generations of communities of color due to racism and discrimination. The foundation’s overall strategic approach includes specific tactics to address poverty and racial inequities as addressed in our theory of change.