COA 500pxOur Vision

To dramatically improve the health of the children of Alabama, the region and beyond by delivering the highest quality care to all the children of Alabama and the region, providing an exciting learning environment, achieving national prominence in laboratory and clinical investigation and effectively advocating for improved child health.

Our Mission

Our Mission is fourfold: Clinical Care, Research, Education, and Advocacy:

  • Improve the health of children of Alabama, and the region in collaboration with community health care providers, other community partners and advocacy efforts;
  • Discover and apply important new knowledge (research ↔ clinical care);
  • Educate patients, families, and health care providers and train the next generation of leaders in medicine;
  • Improve the clinical care delivery system so that it provides the best outcome at the lowest possible cost.