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Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series - Part 4
Diabetes Clinical Management & Periodontal Care for Diabetic Patients & Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Diabetes, Policy and Advocacy, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships.

Keywords: Health Systems, Persons Experiencing Homelessness, Prevention, Residents of Public Housing, Screening.

Year Developed: 2018

Resource Type: Archived Webinar

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

Developed by: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This webinar focuses on providing information on the relationship between diabetes and oral health for special and vulnerable populations such as individuals experiencing homelessness. It reviews the 2017 American Diabetes Association guidelines for screening and shares clinical recommendations for treatment and management of patients diagnosed with diabetes. It emphasizes the role of oral health as a key factor in effective screening and proper diagnosis. The webinar also addresses periodontal disease as a major health complication that diabetic patients often experience. Finally, speakers share successful strategies for how health centers have adapted their treatment and management of diabetes for individuals experiencing homelessness. It is a collaboration between AAPCHO, National Center for Health and Public Housing (NCHPH), National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC), and National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA).

Resource Details: This webinar is the fourth and final webinar of a four part national series titled Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series focused specifically on addressing diabetes and those affected by it. This webinar describes the importance of oral health in effective diabetes screening and the role periodontal disease have on patients with diabetes. It also focuses on the tools and strategies health centers have implemented to treat diabetic patients suffering from poor dental health in special and vulnerable populations such as those experiencing homelessness.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit