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Oral Health and Behavioral Health in Patients Experiencing Homelessness

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Behavioral Health, COVID-19, Oral Health (Dental Care), Research and Data, Patient Centered Medical Home, Health Equity, Patient Engagement, Programs and Services.

Keywords: Access to Care, Chronic Diseases and Care, Integrated Care, Medical Home, Mental Health, Opioids, Outreach, Partnerships, Persons Experiencing Homelessness, Prevention, Residents of Public Housing.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language: English

Developed by: NNOHA (See other resources developed by this organization). In collaboration with National Health Care for the Homeless Council.

Resource Summary: NNOHA and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council developed this publication to bring awareness to the intersection of oral health and behavioral health concerns or cognitive impairment in people experiencing homelessness. The publication will share the impacts of behavioral health illness on oral health and how behavioral health and dental providers can work together to address this intersection in their practices.

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 $6,625,000 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 HRSA.gov.