A unique group of internationally renowned scholars and leaders from business and the professions bound by a common interest to improve oral health. Together, we strive to be catalysts of positive change by leading the assembly of decision-makers and stakeholders to generate innovative solutions for fundamental health system problems.


The Santa Fe Group brings creativity, innovative problem-solving, and timely attention to key issues. We define priorities and focus on issues that warrant exploration and discussion. The Group uses teams of skilled and experienced interdisciplinary professionals to provide the functional framework to:

  • Identify and implement solutions,
  • Investigate and/or formulate policy options, and to
  • Apply knowledge and/or skills to the resolution of specific issues

The Santa Fe Group provides a common ground to explore issues in the spirit of unbiased inquiry and seeks answers to questions that frame the issues such as:

  • What aspects of the knowledge base warrant reassessment, especially in light of the current social and political environment?
  • What modifiable factors contribute to variations in future projected scenarios?
  • Where can leverage be applied most effectively to overcome the challenges facing the public’s health and healthcare, today and in the future?
  • How can public and private organizations collaborate to promote improved health and healthcare?
  • Are there lessons or ‘best practices’ in other sectors/locations/disciplines that can be applied or modified for application to these issues?
  • How can sustainable leadership, dedicated to innovative solutions, be nurtured and recognized?

Our passion is in catalyzing change that makes a difference. The Group provides a variety of approaches to facilitate and support identified changes, such as:

  • Serving as a catalyst for private sector, educational and public partnerships
  • Developing leadership capacity in the health professions and related industries
  • Educating public policy makers on critical issues
  • Raising public awareness of health problems and solutions
  • Stimulating community empowerment