The Center for Oral Disease Prevention and Population Health Research (COPPR) is an Anschutz Medical Campus resource that supports collaborative interprofessional education, research, and clinical programs to improve oral health across communities. COPPR brings together recognized experts to facilitate population health research, education, and training activities that can improve clinical decision-making, support health informatics, and advance oral health, particularly for historically marginalized populations.
COPPR was established in December 2010 to advance interprofessional education, training, and research that can improve oral health. The mission of the Center is to develop interprofessional collaborative partnerships on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus for research, education, and service to reduce oral disease and improve oral health among Colorado residents and those living in the greater Mountain West region.
The main goals of the Center are:
The Center endeavors to reach these goals through the perspective of advancing oral health for all communities.