The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is to improve the health of the nation through investments in research focused on dental, oral, and craniofacial (DOC) diseases including caries, periodontal disease, cancers, orofacial pain, craniofacial disorders, salivary gland disorders, rare diseases, and oral manifestations of systemic diseases.
To effectively accomplish this mission, NIDCR is drafting a strategic plan for fiscal years 2020-2025, which will help guide the Institute’s funding of research over the next six years. Strategic planning is used to establish priorities, set clear goals, and detail the actions needed to achieve them. A strategic plan helps NIDCR focus energy and resources to achieve a common set of goals with agreed upon outcomes.
In 2017, NIDCR launched NIDCR 2030, a visioning initiative in which we imagined a future where DOC health and diseases are understood in the context of the whole body, and research transforms how we promote health, treat disease, and overcome health disparities. To get us there, NIDCR needs your help in developing our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.
NIDCR 2030 established five priority areas and accompanying goals, which are now being used to organize the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.
NIDCR is asking for your input on these five priority areas and draft goals in the form fields below. The closing date for comments is August 15, 2019.