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Diabetes Management and Oral Health Among Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness
Promising and Evidence-Based Practices for Health Centers in Diabetes Management and Oral Care

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations, Clinical Issues, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

Resource Subtopic: Diabetes, Oral Health, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships, Population Health , Health Equity.

Keywords: Older Adults (Elders/Elderly), Persons Experiencing Homelessness.

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Archived Webinar

Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Enabling Staff

Language: English

Developed by: National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (See other resources developed by this organization). In collaboration with Corporation for Supportive Housing.

Resource Summary: This webinar addressed the burden of diabetes among older adults who have experienced homelessness and the burden of periodontal disease among this population; the role of supportive housing as a key social determinant in improving health outcomes, including connections to quality dental care; and promising and evidence-based practices aimed at improving overall dentition among older adults with diabetes who are homeless or formerly homeless.

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